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Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Host and nectar plant for monarch butterflies
Lovely vanilla fragrance
Thrives in sun in average or moist soil
One of the most beautiful native perennials with clusters of upturned pink flowers on 4-5’ stems in June and July. The leaves of the red milkweed are a preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars. Preferring moist soils, this is a great plant for naturalizing and for use in rain gardens. No butterfly garden is complete without milkweed!
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8