Single Packet of 100 Seeds
Grow Pink Swamp Milkweed from fresh Asclepias incarnata flower seeds. Pink Swamp Milkweed will produce clusters of beautiful pink flowers. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 36 to 60 inches tall. Swamp Milkweed is known for attracting an array of beneficial insects such as bumblebees, lady bugs, hummingbirds and most importantly the endangered Monarch butterfly. Asclepias incarnata is grown as a perennial flowering plant that returns each year from it’s deeply established root system.
Swamp Milkweed is very important to the Monarch butterfly as it is categorized as a host plant. The caterpillars will enjoy it’s large, tender leaves and adult Monarchs, as well as many other butterflies look to it for it’s rich source of nectar. Swamp Milkweed can be grown with other varieties such as the Common Milkweed, Showy Milkweed & Butterfly Milkweed.
Monarch butterflies occupied much of North America in the many years prior to 2015. Recently, studies have shown that their numbers have dwindled by nearly 96% over the decades, leaving them hanging on the edge of endangerment. This migratory species is exposed to numerous threats along it’s pilgrimage, but the number one threat it faces is the decrease in Milkweed plants available.
Purchase Asclepias / Swamp Milkweed seeds now to help prevent any further decline in the Monarch population. Together we can all help to increase the number of these lovely orange & black creatures that so many of us adore.