Swamp milkweed - Attract Butterflies Naturally
Swamp milkweed is a mid-summer flowering perennial that adds vibrant colors and texture to your garden. Its fragrant blooms attract pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds, while its foliage provides much-needed nourishment for monarch caterpillars. Plus, its strong root structure helps to prevent erosion.
Transform your garden into a butterfly sanctuary with the majestic swamp milkweed. It is a hardy perennial that is easy to grow and sustainable, making it the perfect addition to any landscape. Create a breathtaking view while providing food and habitat for wildlife all year round.
Bring some of nature’s beauty into your backyard! Plant swamp milkweed today and create a stunning garden paradise.
Milkweed Plants: Butterfly gardening at its best with this type of plant, The regal monarch butterfly recently landed on the endangered species list. But one action you can take to help restore their numbers is adding milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) plants to your garden.
Swamp Milkweed Could Save the Monarch Butterfly
This North American native species nourishes the monarch butterfly's larvae. Indeed, milkweed is the only plant that can give its eggs, larvae and newly hatched caterpillars protection from predators and the sustenance they need.
Since monarch butterflies only exist on the North American continent, from Canada to Mexico, it makes sense that they adapted along with this once-abundant native plant.
As America grew from the east coast, large swaths of natural meadows fell victim to land clearing for development. Most likely unknowingly to the earliest developers, they destroyed the food necessary for the monarch to raise their young.
Scientists placed monarchs on the endangered list with one bright spot. If every gardener across North America plants milkweed, there is still hope. We can reverse this cycle by restoring the habitat the monarch butterfly needs for its survival.
Besides being the nectar that could save the monarchs, milkweed is a grand flower that deserves a sunny spot in your garden.
Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias Incarnata Plant care and maintenance
A full-grown Asclepias incarnata plant can reach a stately height of almost five feet. You may wonder how the weight of the long, narrow, willow-like leaves, tall stalks, and flowers don't topple the plant. Don't worry--the long taproot will keep Asclepias incarnata well-secured all season long. Furthermore, the long taproots of the plant will help keep your soil loosened for proper water and nutrient absorption.
The gorgeous cotton candy flowers bloom in vibrant pink, purple, and lavender hues. Milkweed gains that fluffy appearance as many small, vanilla-scented flowers form around a central flower in a clustered head.
The perennial plants seed themselves, forming inside pods that dry out in the summer heat and then burst open to reproduce the following season. They are easy-growing plants that want nothing more than a full-sun location, well-amended soil, and moisture--but with good drainage.
The name milkweed refers to the white, sticky fluid you would see if you break off a stem.
Do Your Part to Save Monarch Butterflies…Order Swamp Milkweed Today
Swamp Milkweed is available online at TN Nursery
Please feel free to order milkweed today--the existence of monarch butterflies depends on concerned gardeners like you.
Arrived perfect have it in fridge until I plant it.
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My order came quickly and there was even an extra milkweed root in package. Looking forward to seeing it come up. Thank you for your quick service and good prices.
Milkweed plant bareroots arrived in prime condition. Planted the roots in soil less mixture in nursery pots to get them started. Green plants are coming up strong.
Roots arrived and have been planted. We’ll see if they grow. They looked healthy upon arrival.