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'Ice Ballet' Swamp Milkweed

PERENNIAL

Description

  • White flowers are rich with nectar!
  • Vital for Monarch butterfly lifecycle.
  • Blooms all summer long.
  • Low maintenance native perennial.
  • Zones 3-9, sun, 4' tall x 2' wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light sun
medium

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Description 'Ice Ballet' Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a magnet for pollinators with clusters of bright white flowers! Flowers are fragrant, rich in nectar, and bloom all summer long. Come fall, the flowers give way to appealing seed pods. Both the blooms and seed pods look excellent in cut arrangements! This native perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, and drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for any gardener! Maintenance is a breeze, and it is generally disease-free. Milkweed is ideal for meadow gardens, native plantings, and wildlife sanctuaries. Plant it in a sunny spot to support your local pollinators! Details Botanical name: Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common name: Milkweed, Swamp milkweed
Zone: 3 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 3-4' tall X 1.5-2' wide
Flower color: White
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer
Bloom time: Summer
Features: Rain gardens, rabbit resistant, native, heat tolerant, deer resistant, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, border, cottage gardening, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, naturalizing, slopes, specimen, pollinator garden
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Water: Dry to medium moisture
Spacing: 1-3 ft. apart
Fertilizing: It doesn't need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting.
Winterizing: No specific care is needed.
Propagation & pruning: Because of a very deep taproot, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning is needed.

Customer Reviews

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j
j.i.t.n. (Washington)
Milkweed in my Garden

I bought an orange & a white variety of milkweed. They are hardy and are doing well. Did not miss a beat once planted. No flower yet, but it's September in Seattle. I think it will be good for next season, even if I need to buy another next year.

J
J.P. (Pennsylvania)
milk weed

Four plants were delivered. Followed instructions to the letter. Two died.

Hello! We're sorry that you had trouble with your new plants! Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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D
Doreen R. (Florida)
Order

It died a week after putting it in the ground as did the pink one. All the rest are doing well.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you had trouble with your new milkweed! Please email pictures of the plant to customerservice@butterflybushes.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening! https://butterflybushes.com/pages/our-guarantee

l
l.r. (New Jersey)
lovely

I planted these lovely plants in a “city” space (i do not have my own garden) so i am not sure of the quality of the dirt. I go and keep the dirt clear and water the plants but as far as the quality of the dirt i planted them in- i am unsure- Im just hoping for the best. they seem to be doing fair. The leaves of one has a little discoloration but still carrying on. thank you again.