Sweetly scented clusters of rose-pink flowers bloom in summer. Butterflies find the faint vanilla fragrance irresistible, and monarch larvae feed on the foliage. Grows naturally in swamps and wet meadows but also grows well in the garden.
Grows easily in full sun to light shade and average to moist soil.
Use: Use in perennial borders and along pond and stream banks. Good for butterfly gardens.
Other Common Names: Pink Milkweed, Rose Milkweed
Native Environment: Wetland / Stream Edge
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
USDA Map: asin
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Height: 36 to 60 inches
Spread: 24 to 36 inches
Color: Pink / Rose / White
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time: July to August
Soil Moisture: Moderate / High
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Native Bees
Special Features: Monarch & Queen Host Plant
Special Usage: Rain Garden
Tolerate: Deer, Rabbit, Clay Soil, Wet Soil