Red Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata | SKU: 1106 P50
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$3.25
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 4
  • Plants grow to 5 feet tall
  • Bright pink and red, vanilla-scented flowers
  • Blooms in June and July
  • Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars

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Also known as Swamp milkweed, this North American native bears bright pink-and-red, vanilla-scented flowers in June and July. Surprisingly adaptable, this 5-foot-tall perennial is the preferred forage source for the larvae of Monarch butterflies and can grow in wet to well-drained soil. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.

Learn to Grow Red Milkweed

Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out

Germination: 10-15 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.

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Strong/hardy plant

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I bought these in late 2019. I cold moist stratified them in the fridge for about 6 weeks. I had almost 100% germination. The plants grew 3 ft tall. No bloom but those should come in year 2. Great plant. Hopefully. The monarch butterflies will find them.