Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed for Sale Online
Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata or White Swamp Milkweed is a very popular plant for pollinators and for good reason. Hawkmoths, Swallowtail butterflies, Greater Fritillaries, Monarch butterflies, skippers, bumblebees, honeybees, and numerous other nectar-seekers will visit this plant daily when in flower.
Asclepias incarnata Ice Ballet is very popular with pollinators and for good reason. Hawkmoths, Swallowtail butterflies, Greater Fritillaries, Monarch butterflies, skippers, bumblebees, and numerous other nectar-seekers will visit this plant daily when in flower. The leaves are a preferred food source for caterpillars of Monarch Butterflies. This plant is of great importance. Asclepias incarnata is a beautiful addition to sunny border gardens, water features, or the butterfly garden, White Milkweed is also good for naturalizing in low spots or other moist areas in the landscape including Rain Gardens.
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Sun|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-June through frost|
|Soil Condition:||Moist soil but will tolerate dryer conditions|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds|
How to Care for Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Ice Ballet Asclepias incarnata plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.