I was able to purchase seed packets of pink swamp milkweed in late December 2019, planted the seeds in early January 2020, and transplanted the seedlings in late March 2020. States are colored green where the species may be found. The plants themselves grow to a mature height of about 36 to 60 inches tall. Small, fragrant, pink to mauve â¦ Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata seeds. The fragrant umbelled clusters of flowers range in color from soft mauve to pink to reddish-violet. $10.00 Whorled milkweed seed, Asclepias verticillata. Range map of swamp milkweed. While the Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias Incarnata) pods have just started forming within the last 2-3 weeks. It is a larval host for Monarch butterflies and its large rose-pink flowers with a lovely vanilla fragrance will attract bees and butterflies of all kinds. Swamp milkweed can vary greatly in height anywhere from 2-6 ft but is probably most commonly seen around 3-4 ft tall. These pods will be several inches long by ½ inch wide. Place collected pods in an open, dry area with good airflow and allow to dry completely. Milkweeds Native to Florida Most people are used to seeing the bright orange flowers of the, non-native, scarlet milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) and donât realize that Florida is home to twenty one native milkweeds. As its name suggests, Swamp milkweed is most often found growing in rich moist areas like marshes or near streams in its native setting. Donât Pick Pods Before Their Time. It is thought to have earned its name from the pink flowers it produces (âIncarnataâ means âflushed with pink.â) Adult female Monarchs will readily lay their eggs on this plant. If you pick pods and open them to discover â¦ Planting local milkweed species is always best. So not only will it draw the Monarchs for nectar and hosting, it is a general butterfly magnet. As a tall herbaceous moisture-loving perennial, Swamp milkweed seeks sunny openings of swamps, marshes, bogs, fens, and open areas along stream banks and ditches. Within each small cup is an upward curving horn. Plant Name: Swamp Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias incarnata), Quick Info: Monarch and Queen butterfly host plant, herbaceous, perennial, clumping. The seeds are dispersed by wind so they are light and fluffy. Shake it vigorously to get the fluffy silk off of the seeds; cut a hole in a bottom corner of the bag and shake out the seeds. Swamp milkweed with Monarch caterpillar. The attractive pink and sometimes rose-purple flowers mature in mid-spring and persist into early fall. Incarnata, is from the Latin carn, meaning flesh and atus, like, because its hue is sometimes like flesh or dusty rose in color. Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) with paper wasp. 1400 Independence Ave., SW
Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata seeds. It is tolerant of wet clay soils and areas without good drainage. Asclepias incarnata is a native perennial milkweed to the most of the US and Eastern Canada and is hardy from USDA zones 3 to 8. After you remove the seeds, youâll want to let them dry out for 3 days to â¦ Swamp milkweed is one of the Monarchs favorite milkweeds and is treasured by many butterfly gardeners as a Monarch butterfly host plant due to its beauty, fragrance, attractiveness to many butterflies and “good behavior” in the garden (not invasive). However, for hot and dry conditions you may want to consider other Milkweeds such as Butterfly Weed. Swamp Milkweed is categorized as a perennial flowering plant. The bright pink flowers attract swarms of bees and butterflies, and have a sweet scent described as similar to vanilla or cinnamon. So, hopefully within the next few weeks Iâll be gathering a number of different milkweed pods â¦ This deer-resistant plant grows in full to part sun in moist to medium soils. I have grown many milkweed plants from seed, like common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) and swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), both of which are favorites of monarch caterpillars. Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, is named for the Greek god of medicine, Asklepios. Asclepias incarnata, commonly called swamp milkweed, is an erect, clump-forming, Missouri native plant which is commonly found in swamps, river bottomlands and wet meadows throughout the State.It typically grows 3-4' tall (less frequently to 5') on branching stems. Swamp Milkweed will produce clusters of beautiful pink flowers. Swamp milkweed produces plenty of seed for you to share or start new plants. Only the far western states of the US fall outside of the native region. 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