Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ Swamp Milkweed
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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.