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Asclepias incarnata - Pink milkweed

Asclepias incarnata - Pink milkweed

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Life Cycle: Perennial, winter dormant

Soil Moisture: Medium to wet 

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Height: 3-4’

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Summer 

Fauna: Larval food source for the monarch and queen butterflies. Important nectar and pollen source for other butterflies and native bees.

Planting Considerations: Plant in clusters of 3 or more in a medium to moist meadow or wildflower planting. Considering planting with Flatwoods sunflower (Helianthus carnosus), Rayless sunflower (Helianthus radula), Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. floridana), Leavenworth’s tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii), Dense blazing star (Liatris spicata), Wand goldenrod (Solidago stricta), Narrow leaf ironweed (Vernonia angustifolia), Toothache grass (Ctenium aromaticum) and Rattlesnake master (Eryngium yuccifolium).

Field Notes: Aphids are orange bugs that frequent milkweed. Ignore them and wait for other bugs to eat them or rinse off with water. 

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