Rose (a.k.a. Swamp) Milkweed
- 2 to 5 feet
- June to August
- Full sun
- Medium to wet
- Butterflies / moths (flowers),
- Honey bees (flowers),
- Native bees (flowers),
- Beetles (flowers),
- Caterpillars (leaves)
- In the wild, this milkweed is often found growing in wetter conditions; however, it does not need wet soils.
- Grows well in most garden soils. May need a little water during long droughts.
- Does not spread as much as common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), making it a better choice for most garden settings.
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