Woodson Asclepias Plants sport frilly looking umbels of bright, flirty pinky-red accented with tiny white starlets. The foliage is vividly green and often tinged with lavender. Does not have a long tap-root like most varieties. Woodson milkweed attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and many other pollinators, as well as wild birds who use fiber from the plant to create their nests. It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Swamp milkweed prefers moist to wet soil but does tolerate drier soil conditions as well.
Common Names: Swamp Milkweed, Woodson Milkweed, Woodson Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias Incarnata
Asclepias Companion Plants: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia
Woodson Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don’t want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.