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White Swamp Milkweed
*MAY CONTAIN CATERPILLARS/APHIDS AS THEY ARE NOT SPRAYED WITH PESTICIDES*
White Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias perennis, is a diminutive milkweed that is delicate looking compared to Pink Swamp Milkweed, but it is actually easier to grow than the pink and is very pretty with it's clusters of white blooms. The plant is usually under under 2 feet or less. Although the leaves are smaller like the plant, it is actually well used by the butterflies. White Swamp Milkweed will tolerate reduced, but bright light as well as sun. It is demanding of moist to wet conditions. Many gardeners like to grow this charming milkweed in pots where the improved potting mix can help retain water to meet the moisture requirements of this species. Besides being a nectar plant for the butterflies, it is well used for the larval or host plant use by Monarch, Queen, and Soldier butterflies.