Asclepias perennis (White Swamp Milkweed/White Aquatic Milkweed) 1gallon

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Asclepias perennis (White Swamp Milkweed or White Aquatic Milkweed) grows 1-2ft tall. Larval host to the monarch butterfly, queen butterfly, and soldier butterfly. Clusters of white flowers attract bees and butterflies and bloom spring-fall. Tolerates wet sites, but also does well in general landscape situations. 

Zones 6-9

1 gallon available


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    Posted by Jen K. on 7th Jun 2021

    This is now my second year ordering from Mail Order Natives (last year bought a variety of azaleas that are all thriving). This year I ordered swamp hibiscus, swamp mallow, and swamp milkweed for a new rain garden. All looked in nice shape on arrival, carefully packed, and glad to say 100% of all the plants I've bought are doing great! Look forward to ordering again in the future :)

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    Aquatic milkweed

    Posted by Kathy on 28th Oct 2020

    So happy with these plants! Arrived in perfect condition and one even had flowers. Another company I ordered from sent me 2 dry sticks, one with the roots broken off—prob total waste of money. I will definitely order from Mail Order Natives again.

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    Posted by Ryan Paul Harris on 26th Sep 2020

    Very healthy beautiful plant, would buy again!

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    Asclepias perennis (aquatic milkweed)

    Posted by Jeanell Strickland on 9th Apr 2020

    My perennis plant arrived quickly and well packaged. It looked a bit sad and weary, but 2 days after planting, it was perking up. One week later, the buds are open and there is an abundance of new growth. I'm very pleased with my purchase!

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    White swamp milkweed

    Posted by Barbara B.Benson on 2nd Apr 2019

    I can always use another milkweed in my garden and these plants arrived in very good shape and good sized. Everyone should plant milkweed and I am glad Mail Order Natives always has a good supply.

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    Very positive experience-again & again!

    Posted by Amy Patterson on 17th Aug 2017

    Love! Love! Love! The plants looked great- packaged nicely in the box and are doing fantastic in the ground. Mail Order Natives is the way to go! Customer Service (Emily) is amazing!

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    Asclepias perennis

    Posted by Unknown on 24th Apr 2017

    The plants are strong and healthy and after planting seem to be thriving. They appear to be about ready to flower. For those of us who order plants frequently the way you packed them was wonderful -- no styrofoam peanuts, no staples, and very little debris to dispose of. Thank you!

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    White Swamp Milkweed is aFirst for Me

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Mar 2017

    All three of my plants arrived in excellent condition. I am looking forward to seeing how my White Swamp Milkweed does in my area of coastal NC. I haven't had much success with the Asclepias tuberosa as it bloomed only once.

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    Great plant for your butterfly garden

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Aug 2016

    This is so hard to find I was delighted to acquire one and will order more. Many of the natives I like are drought tolerant and I needed one that could take some watering as it's by the sprinkler. I planted it right away and as luck would have it we've had a rainy week but it's doing great and is already blooming. Evidently it can take the water. I am planting for butterflies and bees and want good natives - and neonicitonoid free for the bees. Very happy with it and will order more when it is available. I live in NW Florida panhandle.