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Woodson Asclepias Plant

  • - Swamp Milkweed
  • - Height: 4-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Woodson Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

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.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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From Chris | September 10, 2021

As described

Arrived in perfect condition and are growing well

From Sylvia | July 20, 2021

Woodson Asclepias

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From Beverly | June 13, 2021

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Plants arrived healthy and are doing well

From Robert | May 15, 2021

satisfied again

Second order of milkweed plants,bought 6 this time .Plants looked great and are doing great.

From Michael | August 16, 2019

Woodson Milkweed

I am thrilled to have come across this company. The delivery was fast, the Woodson milkweed was in great shape and ready to plant and have new growth on them already! I was thrilled to not only discover, and have, a different milkweed for my garden but also have a great company to trust and order more flowers/ plants for my butterfly garden!

From Chris | August 03, 2019

Healthy Plant!

This milkweed arrived healthy and is growing well. I look forward to its progress..

From anonymous | September 15, 2018

Woodson Swamp Plants

Can't wait to see these plants grow. There arrived in great shape.

From Mark | May 20, 2016

for the butterflies

This Woodson Swamp was very healthy and started right off the get go to increase in the garden pot. I bought three different ones but this is going to be the hardy one. Thanks to the great condition of this plant as I will have no problem getting it to establish.

From Ann | April 16, 2016