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Swamp Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias incarnata

5.00 (23 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In late fall, direct sow the swamp milkweed seeds for sale just below the surface. Germination will take place in the spring, after the last frost. When the seedlings appear, thin to the strongest plant; seedlings usually do not survive transplanting, since they resent any disturbance of their roots. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and refrigerate for 30 days before direct sowing.

Growing: Since this plant does not tolerate drought, watering may be necessary to keep the soil moist. The flowers attract bees and many butterflies, while repelling deer. Because competing weeds will damage the growth of this plant, keep them down to a minimum.

Harvesting: This makes a striking cut flower. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened. Keep in mind that the milky sap is mildly toxic and can irritate the skin.

Seed Saving: After the plant finishes flowering, 3-4" narrow pods will form. Be sure to harvest the pods before they split and the silky fluff carries the seeds away on the wind. As soon as the seeds inside the pod ripen to their mature brown color, remove the pods and spread them out to dry. Split open the pods and take out the silky seed material. Remove the fluff from the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Rose Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed, White Indian Hemp

Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 5,200

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 48 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Barbara

Can't wait!

We received our order quickly and can't wait to begin planting in the fall. Colorado welcomes Monarch butterflies!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Karen Hey

Swamp Milkweed seeds

Love packet!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By TARA

ready for the butterflies!

These milkweed are so pretty and we already have a different kind growing so this will add a little variety for the butterflies

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Joy Shelby

native plants

have been sowing seeds since early winter ... fingers crossed for many shoots..

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Christa Askins

Very happy customer

I have not attempted to grow any of the seeds yet, so my first impression is of the packaging. It is amazingly helpful and covers all the information I need to successfully grow the seeds and plants. And it really looks good, too.
Delivery was fast and ease of use of the online store was good. You've got a repeat customer now.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Caroline WILLIAMS

quick

Have received beautifully packaged seeds. Quick shipping.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By William Larsen

Milkweed Seeds

Haven't planted the Milkweed seeds yet -- still a little too warm here in Eastern NC (Zone 8); perhaps in a week or two. So far so good though -- love the fast service, along with the reusable mylar packaging! Contact me again in May '22, and I'll know a lot more. Thanks. Hal Larsen, Oriental, NC

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Keith Boone

No Complaints

Our order was delivered quickly. The packaging was above and beyond any other seeds we have purchased in the past. We also liked the scripture on the packaging. This is a plus for us and we will be supporting this company in the future!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Eva FitzGerald

New plant for me!

So great to find some new varieties of milkweed.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Wendy

Excellent service and fast ahipping

I received my order quickly and the products were very well packaged. Great prices as well. I started cold stratification of my seeds a few days ago and I'm excited to see how it goes.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Julie

Swamp Milkweed

Quick delivery with good plantings instructions

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Asia Guyer

Quality

Quick shipping and really appreciate that when you buy seeds from this company it's 100% seeds and no filler. I also I'm pleased that the packages have a lot of planting info on them.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Margaret Gray

Late Delivery

It's been 12 days since I placed order and still have not received. USPS is chronically late. I wish you would use a different carrier.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Jean Oden

Swamp Milkweed

I am pleased with the prompt delivery of these seeds. I loved the packaging and I am excited to see how many plants I can grow. The seeds looked so healthy and clean

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Donald Morgan

First purchase; impressive packaging.

Title says it all!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Denise Pent

Milkweed seeds

Excellent website. Easy to order. Fast shipping

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Michael Vernon

Great response time

Our seed order arrived promptly and we are looking forward to fall planting season.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By John

Order shipped almost immediately

Order shipped almost immediately. Thank you!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Spencer Moore

Packaging

I have ordered seeds from several locations but have never had seed delivered in such a high quality packet before. It is water tight and resealable. Amazing attention to quality of product and muchly appreciated. It was not in a paper envelope like all others come. Thank you so much. I will be using your company again, I assure you. Spencer Moore, Waco, Texas

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Jerry Price

Swamp milkweed.

Product arrived when promised with planting instructions on package. Very satisfied.

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Michael Doll

Product

Service has been great ti date to get my order filled. If the seeds germinate and develop into healthy plants than BOOYA - we have a winner.

Michael D

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By louise billings

Milkweed lover

Looking forward to a bumper crop of milkweeds, and lots of butterflies!

Swamp Milkweed Seeds 5.0
Review By Mattia

Fast Service

Quick delivery, clear growing instructions and info. resources given with packet.

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~200 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1/4 Oz Mylar (7.09g) $7.96 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $16.80 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $64.00 -+
1 Lb Bulk Bag (454g) $240.00 Notify Me
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $1,080.00 Notify Me
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DESCRIPTION

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These showy, pink flowers give off a sweet scent similar to cinnamon or vanilla. Attractive to butterflies, this variety flourishes in swamps or along streams, so it is a great option for a butterfly plant in a wet setting. Swamp milkweed plants are a staple of many wetland plantings.
As the name indicates, these swamp milkweed seeds for sale thrive in swamps and low meadows or along streams. The bright pink flowers attract swarms of bees and butterflies, and have a sweet scent described as similar to vanilla or cinnamon. At one time, the silk from swamp milkweed seed pods was spun for fabric or used for stuffing pillows; in World War II, school children gathered the silk to provide a cheap filling for soldiers' life jackets. Commercial attempts to make use of this abundant plant included the manufacture of paper, fabric, lubricant, fuel, and rubber; eventually these became impractical and were abandoned. Though this plant is toxic to most animals, butterflies are immune to the plant's poison and actually become rather poisonous themselves as protection from predators.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In late fall, direct sow the swamp milkweed seeds for sale just below the surface. Germination will take place in the spring, after the last frost. When the seedlings appear, thin to the strongest plant; seedlings usually do not survive transplanting, since they resent any disturbance of their roots. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and refrigerate for 30 days before direct sowing.

Growing: Since this plant does not tolerate drought, watering may be necessary to keep the soil moist. The flowers attract bees and many butterflies, while repelling deer. Because competing weeds will damage the growth of this plant, keep them down to a minimum.

Harvesting: This makes a striking cut flower. Cut the stems long, choosing flowers that have just opened. Keep in mind that the milky sap is mildly toxic and can irritate the skin.

Seed Saving: After the plant finishes flowering, 3-4" narrow pods will form. Be sure to harvest the pods before they split and the silky fluff carries the seeds away on the wind. As soon as the seeds inside the pod ripen to their mature brown color, remove the pods and spread them out to dry. Split open the pods and take out the silky seed material. Remove the fluff from the seeds. Store the seeds in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Rose Milkweed, Red Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed, White Indian Hemp

Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata

Species Origin: US Native Wildflower

Type: Native Wildflowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 5,200

Stratification: Cold/Wet for 4 Weeks

Germination Ease: Stratify 4 Weeks

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 48 Inches

Color: Pink

Bloom Season: Blooms Early Summer, Blooms Late Summer

Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Honeybees, Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 23 reviews
5.0

Review By Barbara

Can't wait!

We received our order quickly and can't wait to begin planting in the fall. Colorado welcomes Monarch butterflies!

5.0

Review By Karen Hey

Swamp Milkweed seeds

Love packet!

5.0

Review By TARA

ready for the butterflies!

These milkweed are so pretty and we already have a different kind growing so this will add a little variety for the butterflies

5.0

Review By Joy Shelby

native plants

have been sowing seeds since early winter ... fingers crossed for many shoots..

5.0

Review By Christa Askins

Very happy customer

I have not attempted to grow any of the seeds yet, so my first impression is of the packaging. It is amazingly helpful and covers all the information I need to successfully grow the seeds and plants. And it really looks good, too.
Delivery was fast and ease of use of the online store was good. You've got a repeat customer now.

5.0

Review By Caroline WILLIAMS

quick

Have received beautifully packaged seeds. Quick shipping.

5.0

Review By William Larsen

Milkweed Seeds

Haven't planted the Milkweed seeds yet -- still a little too warm here in Eastern NC (Zone 8); perhaps in a week or two. So far so good though -- love the fast service, along with the reusable mylar packaging! Contact me again in May '22, and I'll know a lot more. Thanks. Hal Larsen, Oriental, NC

5.0

Review By Keith Boone

No Complaints

Our order was delivered quickly. The packaging was above and beyond any other seeds we have purchased in the past. We also liked the scripture on the packaging. This is a plus for us and we will be supporting this company in the future!

5.0

Review By Eva FitzGerald

New plant for me!

So great to find some new varieties of milkweed.

5.0

Review By Wendy

Excellent service and fast ahipping

I received my order quickly and the products were very well packaged. Great prices as well. I started cold stratification of my seeds a few days ago and I'm excited to see how it goes.

5.0

Review By Julie

Swamp Milkweed

Quick delivery with good plantings instructions

5.0

Review By Asia Guyer

Quality

Quick shipping and really appreciate that when you buy seeds from this company it's 100% seeds and no filler. I also I'm pleased that the packages have a lot of planting info on them.

5.0

Review By Margaret Gray

Late Delivery

It's been 12 days since I placed order and still have not received. USPS is chronically late. I wish you would use a different carrier.

5.0

Review By Jean Oden

Swamp Milkweed

I am pleased with the prompt delivery of these seeds. I loved the packaging and I am excited to see how many plants I can grow. The seeds looked so healthy and clean

5.0

Review By Donald Morgan

First purchase; impressive packaging.

Title says it all!

5.0

Review By Denise Pent

Milkweed seeds

Excellent website. Easy to order. Fast shipping

5.0

Review By Michael Vernon

Great response time

Our seed order arrived promptly and we are looking forward to fall planting season.

5.0

Review By John

Order shipped almost immediately

Order shipped almost immediately. Thank you!

5.0

Review By Spencer Moore

Packaging

I have ordered seeds from several locations but have never had seed delivered in such a high quality packet before. It is water tight and resealable. Amazing attention to quality of product and muchly appreciated. It was not in a paper envelope like all others come. Thank you so much. I will be using your company again, I assure you. Spencer Moore, Waco, Texas

5.0

Review By Jerry Price

Swamp milkweed.

Product arrived when promised with planting instructions on package. Very satisfied.

5.0

Review By Michael Doll

Product

Service has been great ti date to get my order filled. If the seeds germinate and develop into healthy plants than BOOYA - we have a winner.

Michael D

5.0

Review By louise billings

Milkweed lover

Looking forward to a bumper crop of milkweeds, and lots of butterflies!

5.0

Review By Mattia

Fast Service

Quick delivery, clear growing instructions and info. resources given with packet.

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