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Asclepias incarnata – ‘Ice Ballet’ Milkweed

$6.50

‘Ice Ballet’ is an elegant, long-blooming, bright white cultivar of native Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) and features a compact habit and dark green foliage. Swamp milkweed occurs throughout most of the United States. It is a tall plant found in moist habitats such as wet meadows, floodplains, riverbanks, pond shores, stream banks, wet woods, swamps, and marshes, although it will also grow in drier areas such as prairies, fields, and roadsides. Asclepias incarnata needs full sun or partial shade to flourish. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees as a nectar source. Swamp milkweed is also an important food source for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies. The plants are deer resistant and heat tolerant.

Available – May 2017

 

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Product Description

Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ Swamp Milkweed
DISTRIBUTION
USA: AL,  AR,  CO,  CT,  DC,  DE,  FL,  GA,  IA,  ID ,  IL,  IN,  KS,  KY,  LA,  MA,  MD,  ME,  MI,  MN,  MO,  MT,  NC,  ND,   NE,  NH,  NJ,  NM,  NV,  NY,  OH,  OKPA,  RI,  SC,  SD,  TN,  TX,  UT,  VA,  VT,  WI,  WV,  WY

Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ is a splendid long-blooming native Asclepias incarnata cultivar featuring clear white flowers and dark green foliage. The vanilla scented flowers are laden with nectar and pollen which attract butterflies, hummingbirds, pollinators and beneficial insects. Their bloom time is long lasting, beginning in early summer and continuing into autumn.

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) is of vital importance and critical to the survival of the Monarch butterfly as the larvae only eat milkweed. Females will search for fresh tender leaves on which to lay their eggs. With habitat loss and the use of pesticides it is has become increasingly difficult for Monarchs to find Asclepias during their spring migration and throughout the summer breeding season, particularly in the Midwest prairies where it once grew in abundance.

All of our plants are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and are safe for developing larvae.

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 4 in
Height

3′ to 4′

Light

Full Sun

Bloom Time

July to August

Spread

1.5′ to 2′

Zones

3 to 9

Color

White