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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp milkweed)

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Swamp milkweed

A marvelous long-blooming, bright white selection of swamp milkweed. Clear white flowers and dark green foliage make the colors of the hundreds of visiting butterflies glisten in the sunlight.

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Height

3-4 Feet

Spread

12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Swamp milkweed Interesting Notes

The plant is used medicinally in the United States for the anodyne properties of its root and its rhizome and root have been employed successfully, like those of A. tuberosa, both in powder and infusion, in cases of asthma and typhus fever attended with catarrh, producing expectoration and relieving cough and pain.

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Swamp milkweed, true to its name, prefers consistently moist soil, but performs admirably in average, well-drained gardens as well. Full sun is best and some shade is tolerated, though blooming time and color may suffer.

Good Companions

Coneflower Echinacea 'Katie Saul'
Blue vervain Verbena hastata
Sneezeweed Helenium flexuosum 'Tiny Dancer'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Part Sun
Part Sun
Moist
Moist
Average
Average
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Wet
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar
Attributes
Native to US
Wildflower Garden
Meadow