Asclepias 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp Milkweed)

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Common Name:
Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Hardiness Zone:
Zone 3
Latin Name:
Asclepias incarnata
Light Requirements:
Full Sun
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Attracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Tolerates Wet Soils
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Asclepias Ice Ballet forms a tall, upright clump of long green leaves, bearing clusters of white, vanilla-scented flowers in mid-summer that are a magnet to butterflies! Certain types of butterflies also lay their eggs specifically on this plant, which the larvae use for food. Useful in the perennial border or wildflower meadow, and very easy. Unlike some other species of milkweed, this one tolerates moist soils, even up to mucky clay.

Easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun. Surprisingly tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation even though the species is native to swamps and wet meadows. Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established.

Halifax Seed’s Plant Material Return Policy offers a 1-year guarantee on perennials up to Zone 4, and a 90-day guarantee on perennials Zone 5 and higher. If a plant has died despite reasonable evidence of care, Halifax Seed will replace the plant or offer store credit equal to the original purchase price. Original receipt and defective plant material must be presented to cashier at time of return.


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