|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 9b
|Plant Height:||24 - 48 inches|
|Plant Spread:||18 - 24 inches|
|Leaves:||Other: Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves are 3-6" long.
Other: Mildly fragrant
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Suitable Locations:||Bog gardening
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: Stems exude a toxic milky sap when cut.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Root
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Not suitable for containers
|Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 22, 2014 7:42 PM
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet') is a larval host plant for the Queen and Monarch butterflies and a key Monarch Way Station plant. It is an excellent source of nectar for late season butterflies and moths, and attracts a variety of pollinators. Swamp Milkweed also has special value to native, bumble, and honey bees, including yellowfaced, sweat, green sweat, small resin, and leafcutter bees.
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|Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 29, 2011 5:13 PM
Beautiful white flowered form of Swamp Milkweed. Like the other milkweeds, it is the host plant for the Monarch Butterfly.
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|Catmint20906||On June 5, 2015||Bloomed|
|dkr||On June 1, 2014||Obtained plant|
|MunchkinsMom||On June 10, 2016||Bloomed
One stalk is straight up 21" tall, the other stalk is 20" tall but has a serious curve.
|MunchkinsMom||On April 2, 2016||Transplanted
Kitchen Rock, two stalks--one about 8" tall, one about 1" tall, both leafed out
|MunchkinsMom||On November 2, 2015||Obtained plant
Dogwooderitternet eBay Dormant
|lovesblooms||On February 18, 2017||Seeds germinated|
|lovesblooms||On February 4, 2017||Seeds sown
|lovesblooms||On March 22, 2016||Seeds germinated|
|lovesblooms||On March 5, 2016||Seeds sown
|dave||On March 16, 2017||Seeds sown|
|dave||On January 29, 2017||Maintenance performed
Placed in moist paper towel in a ziplock bag and placed in the fridge.
|christine2||On May 19, 2017||Obtained plant
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