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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Swamp Milkweed

Plant Type: Perennial

A beautiful butterfly-attracting native perennial usually found in swamps and wet meadows of the Northeastern United States. This species also adapts very well to drier more average soils allowing a little more diversity for the home gardener. Clusters of white flowers appear atop the tall stems later in summer when many other perennials have concluded their show. Foliage is 4"-5" long, willow-like and green. Butterflies find the flowers extremely attractive and Monarch caterpillars use the leaves as a food source.

SKU Size
ASCINCIBA01G #1

Mature Height:

3-4 ft

Mature Spread:

2-3 ft

Zone:

3-9

Bloom Color:

White

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' Characteristics & Attributes:

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Summer Bloomer
Summer Bloomer
Native to Northeastern US
Native to Northeastern US
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Attributes
Naturalizing
Groupings
Late Summer Bloomer
Border or Bed
Moist Areas
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer