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Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed

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Asclepias incarnata

Origin: North America

Improvement status: Wild

Seeds per packet: ~200

Bulk seeds per packet: ~1,000

Germination tested 4/2021: 8% (90% hard seed)

Life cycle: Perennial

Beautiful native milkweed. The whole plant is edible after cooking. A sweet syrup can be made from boiling down the flower clusters. Nate likes to cook the flowers in scrambled eggs. This milkweed is a good host plant for monarchs and other butterflies. Thrives in moist environments. Full to partial sun.

This seed was produced by Shooting Star Native Seeds in Spring Grove, MN.

GROWING TIPS: Cold-moist stratify 30 days or direct-seed outside in fall.