Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Habitat: Wet Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Flowers: Red/Pink

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant, Hummingbird attractor, Clay soil tolerant, Wet soil tolerant

Height: 50-100 cm (19-39 in)


The host plant of the Monarch Butterfly. The showy clusters of flowers are easily found by many different kinds of butterflies, which dine on nectar.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email nithriverplants@hotmail.com