Milkweed Plant

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$4.89
Usage
Ponds and Water Gardens, Flowering, Flower Gardens And Beds,
Usage
Ponds and Water Gardens, Flowering, Flower Gardens And Beds,
Categories
Native Plants
Usage
Ponds and Water Gardens, Flowering, Flower Gardens And Beds,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
Exposure
Full Sun,
Ships
Year Round
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Color
Pink, Purple/Lavender,
Bloom Season
Summer,
Color
Pink, Purple/Lavender,
Bare Root

We ship bare-root plants which are dormant (in a wintertime state) and have no pretty foliage, blooms, or greenery but they will bloom out in the following spring after they are planted and be beautiful.This is why we offer a 1 year warranty to show our customers their plants will thrive come spring.

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Reviews (22)

  • 5
    Awesome plants

    Posted by Martin on Jun 05 , 2020

    This my second time buying them. Very pleased with plants. Helping me with my butterfly and hummingbird garden. Will purchase again soon. Thank you so much

  • 5
    Milkweed

    Posted by Kristin Bronson on Jun 05 , 2020

    I recieved my bare roots very fast which was impressive considering I ordered 100. There is already some growth on some and I'm so excited to see them when they start to bloom! They came just as described and I even received a few extra bare root plants! Very happy with my purchase so far!

  • 4
    Milkweed

    Posted by Mary F-C on Jun 02 , 2020

    Was expecting plants as opposed to bare roots which wouldn't be plants until next year. Other than that they came well packed & in good condition.

  • 5
    Hoping for Monarchs!

    Posted by Deborah Caudill on Jun 02 , 2020

    These arrived bare root and I immediately planted them in a damp area by our pond. Can’t wait to see them come up and eventually flower for the enjoyment of the Monarch Butterflies!

  • 5
    Milkweed Asclepias incarnata

    Posted by Rae Stone on May 31 , 2020

    Great rootstock shipped to my home, very healthy and well packaged for shipment. After planting them I see they have already started to sprout and I can't wait to have the butterflies enjoying the blossoms.

  • 5
    milkweed

    Posted by SHAWN STOPPA on May 29 , 2020

    roots came in looking very healthy

  • 5
    Milkweed

    Posted by Ann Brodt on May 28 , 2020

    Nice plants Thanks

  • 5
    Milkweed- Asclepias Incarnata

    Posted by Bobbie Rosen on Aug 22 , 2019

    This is wonderful.

  • 5
    Milkweed

    Posted by Rhonda Mack on Aug 15 , 2019

    Plants came packaged good. Excellent quality. My plants turned out beautiful.

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Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Asclepias Incarnata- Milkweed is a Tall Fragrant Wetland Plant

Asclepias Incarnata- Swamp Milkweed is native to marshy, wet areas. It is most well known for its properties in attracting butterflies, specifically the monarch butterfly. The flower itself is light to dark purple with a long stem that holds the flower firmly in an upright position. Several smaller flowers will begin to branch off and bloom below the central flower, creating the standard milkweed look.

It grows to be almost 60 inches tall, which is about 150 centimeters. The roots of the plant are thick and white. The leaves which branch out from the primary stem measure up to about six inches/15 centimeters. Unlike most flowers, the swamp milkweed blooms in Summer instead of Spring. The best place for these flowers to grow is damp soils that are in full sunlight. They can also do well in partial shade, but they will need a significant amount of sun. The moisture required for these plants to flourish typically only present on the edges of ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water. Sometimes ditch lines are moist enough to grow.

 Milkweed Attracts Butterflies, Especially the Monarch Butterfly with its Dark Purple Flowers

Once planted, do not expect to see the swamp milkweed when you look at other flowers blooming. They may break through the soil in the late Spring, but as previously mentioned, you won't be seeing flowers until Summertime.

 This is because they will maintain their beauty for an extended period after being cut

. In addition to the typical light purple color that will accompany most swamp milkweed, they also come in shades of bright pink to dark pink.

 Asclepias Incarnata, alternately known as Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed, and Pleurisy Root, is native to most of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains and a large portion of Eastern Canada. 

 Milkweed is a tall fragrant plant that is commonly found in wetlands, along rivers, in marshes and other low-lying areas. Growing to 5 feet tall, this plant is easily spotted from a distance with its characteristic long slender leaves lining multiple branches. It is topped with flashy bunches of soft vanilla-scented flowers reminiscent of tiny, pinkish-red, upside-down umbrellas. 

 It is the main food for the Monarch butterfly and is the only place where they will lay their eggs. Making it the perfect staple plant for every pollinator-friendly or native garden. This beneficial plant is also known to draw the local bee and hummingbird population to any area where it has established itself.

 Milkweed is a hardy, flood-tolerant perennial that prefers clay soil that will retain water during the dry season. Full sun is best, so plant it in those wet, low-lying spots in your garden, with little shade and poor drainage. It may also help keep mosquito populations down by reducing areas of standing water on your property.

 Beautiful on its own, Milkweed makes a stunning addition to fence lines and creates an ethereal backdrop when planted behind shorter flowering plants.

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