Pink Swamp Milkweed
This member of the milkweed family adapts easily and elegantly to garden cultivation. They will grow to between 3’ and 5’ tall, depending on available moisture. Best in full sun, they bloom in July in the Ottawa area. Loved by butterflies and other pollinators, this milkweed tends to stay in a single location, without the tendency to wander around and visit every corner of the garden that got their more adventurous relative, Asclepias syriaca banished to the Ontario ‘Noxious Weeds’ list for far too long.