Prairie, Red Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata
SKU: 1106 P50
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 4
  • Plants grow to 5 feet tall
  • Bright pink and red, vanilla-scented flowers
  • Blooms in June and July
  • Grows on moist soils with good drainage
  • Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars

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(Asclepias incarnata) Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars. Often found growing near Joe-Pye Weed. Bright pink and red vanilla-scented flowers appear in June and July. Grows 5' tall on moist soils with good drainage. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.

Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out

Germination: 10-15 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.