Pink Butterfly Flower (Asclepias incarnata)( Milkweed)
Pink Butterfly Flower (Asclepias Incarnata) (Milkweed) is also known as 'Swamp Milkweed'. Pink Butterfly Flower attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees to your water garden or your terrestrial garden, with clusters of lovely, pink flowers! The handsome green foliage has narrow leaves that serve as a backdrop for the pretty, pink blooms. A great place for butterflies to lay their eggs and a food source for the butterfly caterpillars as well! This plant is cold tolerant and easily overwinters in the pond.
Height 2 - 4 feet tall
Width 2 feet wide
Sunlight Requirements Full sun to part shade (Blooms best in full sun)
Moisture Requirements Moist soil or a couple of inches of water above the soil
Zone Hardy in zones 3 - 11
Plant your Pink Butterfly Flower in a container using loam soil. Place the container in the water with an inch or two of water above the soil, in full sun to part shade. Your Pink Butterfly Flower will overwinter in place in the pond. You may also plant your Pink Butterfly Flower directly into moist soil in your terrestrial garden. Plants are hardy in zones 3 - 11.