Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet' is white flowering form of native swamp milkweed, grows to around 3’ in height and width.
It offers 4”, dense clusters of vanilla-scented, white flower heads that put on a show from through the summer.
It is a must for butterflies and monarchs, but also hummingbirds occasionally seek for nectar here. Thrives in a sunny or half shade spot, and medium moist soils to wet or waterlogged soil. Even it originates in swamps or wet meadows, it grows well in average soil that doesn't dry out completely. Dies back completely to the ground in the fall. Hardiness zones 3-9.
Deer resistant and clay tolerant plant. Excellent perennial for sunny borders, monarch or pollinator gardens, deer resistant landscaping. A good plant for low spots, rain gardens or other moist areas along the streams or wet meadows.
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Pot size : square 3.5" x 5" deep pot