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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
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The species in this genus arose as a result of an evolutionary arms race with different butterfly species who drove the milkweeds to develop increasingly toxic poisons in their milky sap to fend off the butterflys' ravenous caterpillars. So leave the chewing to the Monarchs! This species has upright branching stems with oblong leaves and topped with dense clusters of tiny pure white vanilla-scented flowers which attract butterflies. Tolerant of moist or wet or average garden soils. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Edges of ponds and moist soils, wet meadows, shallow waters. Banks and flood plains of lakes, ponds, and marshes. Ditch edges, dikes, swamps, wet prairies, and poorly drained spots.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureMoist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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