Bloom photos and other information here

  • Mature height: 2 to feet with a spread of 2 to 3 feet
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Moist to wet
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Landscape uses:  Rain gardens, naturalized areas, accent or border in meadows
  • Pair with: Hyssop-leaf Boneset, Joe Pye Weed, Anise Hyssop
  • Photo: Creative Commons
  • Video: Parker Anderson


Swamp Milkweed

1 Gallon
  • Pollinator value: Very High

    Important food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars, and the flowers are visited by various kinds of bees and other pollinators, including hummingbirds. 

    This easily grown perennial features tight clusters of small, fragrant, pink-to-mauve flowers that bloom in mid-spring and last until early fall, when the seed pods open and release seeds that float on the wind.

    Warning: If eaten, the various parts of this plant can be poisonous to humans and a problem for cats, dogs and horses.