Denver Plants

Common name: "Swamp Milkweed" or "Marsh Milkweed"
Latin name:
Asclepias incarnata

Marsh Milkweed
Zone: 3 - 8
Elevation to:
Growth habit:
Clump forming 
Max height:
24" - 48"
Spread: 24"
Flowers: Yes, June - August
Flower type: Umbel
Native to area: Yes
Available varieties: 6
Water: Pictured: Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Perennial Cultivation: Plant Swamp Milkweed in full sun in well drained fertile soil. As it's name suggests, "Swamp Milkweed" likes water. Swamp Milkweed will do best if planted near a pond or stream. 

Asclepias flowers can be cut four use in floral arrangements.

Seed can be germinated in a cold frame in the early spring, or purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden Center.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Aphids or mealy bugs. If you are curious what Aphids and Mealy Bugs look like we have pictures of of them in the houseplant section of the site.
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