Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed white flowers

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 3-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 1.5-2' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 2-3' apart


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  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Regular price $64.00
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Why the Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed?

Have you noticed fewer monarch butterflies around lately? Habitat loss and destruction of their food plants have taken a toll on them in recent years, but you can be a part of the solution. Monarchs must have Milkweed to feed their young, and planting Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed in your garden is a simple thing you can do to help these gorgeous butterflies become as plentiful as they once were. As a bonus, you’ll get to enjoy this Spirit’s sparkling white, vanilla-scented summertime flowers. It’s win-win!

Those fluffy seeds that Milkweeds produce? They saved the lives of our troops in World War II. The silky floss was used to stuff life jackets, because it was waterproof, light, and buoyant. American children were recruited to collect Milkweed pods, and kids answered the call, gathering an estimated 11 million pounds! Swamp Milkweed is native to a large portion of the country, from the Rocky Mountains to the East Coast. This particular selection, Ice Ballet, comes from our German friends (now that the war is over) at Jelitto Seeds. It was introduced in 1992.

How to use in the landscape?

Plant some extra Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed, so you’ll have some for cutting. This variety has particularly strong stems, making it a choice cut flower. Just be sure to check for monarch caterpillars before bringing the blossoms indoors!

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 3-9

    Mature Height: 3-4' tall

    Mature Width: 1.5-2' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 2-3' apart

How To Plant

Grow Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed in full sun for best results and irrigate regularly. Do not let it dry out. Plants will be tall and lush in wet soil, a bit shorter and more compact in average conditions. One problem that may affect Ice Ballet is aphids feeding on the new growth. Simply knock them off with a jet of water from the hose. Do not use pesticides on or near this monarch butterfly host plant! Cut plants back in late fall or any time before new growth appears in the spring. Swamp Milkweed is late to emerge, and it’s a good idea to mark its location before it goes dormant for the winter, so you remember where it is.

How To Water

Water as soon as they arrive! Milkweed plants need to be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil for proper establishment in the landscape.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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