This popular perennial grows to 3 feet tall with beautiful pink flowers that attract all manner of butterflies and pollinators. Swamp Milkweed produces a chemical that protects it from herbivorous insects and animals, making it deer resistant. Fragrant flowers bloom from early to mid summer and seed pods are easy to save and share. Swamp Milkweed thrives in wet soils such as swamps and marshes but will tolerate moist clay and loam soils.
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water and Soil Requirements: Moist to wet soil
Deer Resistant: Yes
Ecological benefits/uses: Milkweeds are the host plants of the monarch butterfly. It also provides a good source of nectar for other native pollinators. It is a great addition to pollinator gardens and way stations. Use in rain gardens, meadows, around ponds, and in traditional garden landscapes.
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