Shipping is $9.00 for the first plant. Additional plants ship for $1.00 each. Local pickup is available and preferred. Some plants will be pickup only if the are too big to ship economically. We do not ship in extreme weather conditions.
Swamp Milkweed ( Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed is native to the Mid-Atlantic region. A beautiful and useful plant indeed! This is the true native, not the cultivar, grown from sustainably collected NJ seed. The plant will come to you in a 3.5 inch pot. Soak thoroughly before planting.
Description: Pink in color growing from 2 - 4 feet. Bloom time is June - August. Hardy to zone 3.
Culture: Sun and moist soil, doesna??t mind getting its feet wet, great for those areas with poor drainage or clay. Will also grow in moderate soil as long as it is not allowed to completely dry out.
Companion plants: Joe Pye Weed, Sneezeweed, New York Aster, New England Aster
Wildlife benefit: This is the larval host plant of the Monarch butterfly. Also rich nectar source for adult Monarchs as well as other butterflies. A must have plant for butterfly gardens.
All of my plants are grown using earth friendly techniques, from seed collection to watering with rainwater. Pots are 100% recycled, some are re-used containers, others are made from recycled plastics. Plants are fed with PLANT-TONE by Espoma, an organic fertilizer and/or worm castings. I grow plants that can replace those lost to development in order to help sustain wildlife that depend on them. You can be assured that you are not getting plants from the wild, which is unethical and further contributes to habitat loss.
***Check my other listings. I am adding more wildlife-friendly native perennials everyday***
Payment, shipping and handling policies
We gladly accept PAYPAL, and POSTAL MONEY ORDERS. Additional plants ship for just $1.00 each. Shipping price also includes the price of transportation as well as packing materials as plants must be well packed to withstand shipping. Prior to shipment, all plants will be inspected, pruned, labeled, individually wrapped and banded, then placed securely in their box. This is done to ensure you receive quality plants. They will then be shipped via Priority mail. This is done to ensure they arrive quickly and safely. Large orders may be sent FedEx. We reserve the right to hold shipments in extreme weather until plants can travel safely. For local customers who wish to pick up their order to save on shipping, please email us before ordering.
Native plant range and our shipping (PLEASE READ) Most of our plants are also found native to the Midwest, however that is generally the extent of their range. In an effort to keep our native plants native to their natural range, we do not ship west of the Great Plain States. This includes Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii. If you live in these states, please do not order.
Should there be any problems with your order, please notify us within 48 hours of receipt. We canot be responsible for their health after that time. Sometimes, despite our best care, plant can get dehydrated in transit. This is usually easily remedied, by soaking the plant in a shallow dish of water in a shady location for 1 -2 hours.