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Asclepias incarnata, the swamp milkweed, rose milkweed, rose milkflower, swamp silkweed, or white Indian hemp, is a herbaceous perennial plant species native to North America. It puts out a generous amount of pink to purple vanilla scented flowers in late Spring to Summer. Asclepias incarnata is quite common and is considered an important food source for the Monarchs as they start their spring migration northward. Swamp Milkweed can adapt to almost any Florida soil type. Save the well amended areas for the fruits and veggies. Native to most of the US, Swamp Milkweed is very heat and mildly drought tolerant when established, however it needs regular watering throughout it's early days. It prefers and tolerates very moist areas for long periods of time, making this a great choice for Florida gardens. They adapt well to low lying pastures and ditches. Direct sow in the Fall to let the seeds over-winter for a Spring and Summer bloom. If planting seeds in the late Winter or Spring, the seeds need 2-4 weeks of cold/wet stratification. Swamp Milkweed forms a cluster of 3-5" long tuber like roots, which it will come back from year after year.
|Days to germination||10-15 days with Sunlight|
|Days to maturity||180|
|Plant time||October- May (Perennial)|
|Sun||Full sun to part shade|
|Soil temperature||55-78 degrees F|
|Optimum soil P.H||6.0-7.5|
|Height||up to 4ft|
Our aim is to fulfill your order as quickly as possible. While most orders are processed within 7 days, we understand that sometimes it may take longer. Please note that expedited shipping options like Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air only affect the transit time once your order leaves our facility, not the preparation time.
Pickup orders are typically ready within 2-4 days. If you require it sooner, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate you. For bagged soil pickup orders, please refer to the details below. Once your pickup order is ready, we will contact you (usually by text) to schedule a 2-hour pickup appointment window. Pickup times are available 7 days a week, between 7 am and 9 pm. Your order will be placed under the brown tent in front of our location at 7409 N Highland Ave Tampa, FL 33604, for easy pickup.
For out-of-state orders, we ship on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Florida orders are shipped on Mondays or Tuesdays. If you place an out-of-state order on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, it will likely be shipped the following Tuesday or Wednesday. Florida orders placed on Sunday or Monday may be shipped the following week. We schedule shipments this way to ensure that live plants don't travel over the weekend, minimizing any potential damage.
Our seed packets are prepared over the weekend. Orders consisting only of seeds are shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays.
After you place your order, we will contact you to arrange the soil delivery. Please note that our trailer or dump truck is large and heavy, with a limited turning radius. We cannot be held responsible for any damage within 1.5 ft of the edge of the driveway or the designated delivery area. If there are plants, grass, artificial turf, sprinkler heads, or any other items within 1.5 ft of the edge, they may be damaged. We are not liable for any damage unless it is due to gross driver negligence. Driveway surfaces (concrete, shell, pavers, turf, etc.) and anything within 1.5 ft of the drive may experience cracking, splitting, breaking, depressions, tracks, etc. Please be aware that large item deliveries carry inherent risks. If the driver determines that it is unsafe to dump the soil in your desired location, they will either choose a safe alternative or the soil will not be delivered, but the delivery fee will still apply.
We fill bagged soil orders every Wednesday. If your order is placed after 4 pm on Tuesday, it will be filled on the following Wednesday. Once your bags of soil are ready, we will follow the regular pickup protocol mentioned above.