Swamp Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias incarnata) | The Living Seed Company LLC

Swamp Milkweed Seeds - Asclepias incarnata

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Neonicotinoid-Free Non-GMO Swamp Milkweed Seeds

A stunning pink hued flower known for supporting pollinators with nectar and being a host plant for the monarch butterfly. It naturally occurs in wetlands, bogs, fens, swamps, marshes, along stream banks, and in other moist habitats, making it well-suited for areas with periodic or consistent moisture.

This perennial offers beautiful summer time blooms that will enrich any garden from July - August, while feeding many pollinators with nectar. 

  • Non-GMO
  • Perennial 
  • Sun: Full/Partial
  • Cold Stratify
  • Direct Sow: In the fall, or in the spring after cold stratification
  • Seed Count: 30
  • Plant Size: 3'-5'
    • Ornamental
    • Attracts pollinators : Butterflies, bees, beetles & more
    • Open Pollinated 
    • Neonicotinoid-free
    • Deer Tolerant 

    Growing Tips:

    Swamp milkweed seeds must be stratified, if they are planted in the spring, for proper germination. 

    Instructions on cold stratification, to germinate seeds in the spring time.

    Place seeds on a damp paper towel. Put the towel and the seeds in a plastic bag and place in a refrigerator for one month.  This mimics the natural cold-stratification of planting these native seeds in the fall and having the winter to cold stratify. Make sure the paper towel is kept moist the entire time.  After a month, sow the seeds in a warm greenhouse or on a heated mat with a plastic dome.  It is important to keep seeds moist while they are growing.. The seeds will appreciate the warmth to properly germinate into strong plants. Swamp milkweed planted in the spring will not flower, until the following spring season.  This is a slow growing perennial.   It will go dormant in the late summer. Once established, it spreads through underground rhizomes. 

    After the initial blooming season, plants require minimal moisture. Fall time pruning will help it go dormant. Leave 1" stick.

    Plants may appear eaten, but that is the monarch caterpillars feasting. 

    More info on how to create a monarch habitat.