Milkweed, Red

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Perennial and hardy to zone 4
Plants grow to 5 feet tall
Bright pink and red, vanilla-scented flowers
Blooms in June and July
Preferred food source of Monarch caterpillars

Also known as Swamp milkweed, this North American native bears bright pink-and-red, vanilla-scented flowers in June and July. Surprisingly adaptable, this 5-foot-tall perennial is the preferred forage source for the larvae of Monarch butterflies and can grow in wet to well-drained soil. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.