Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' has pure white, long-lasting, fragrant flower clusters on upright plants. The blooms are a favorite nectar source for pollinators and its leaves are larval food for monarch butterflies. A perennial, Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' blooms in mid to late summer.
Native to all but the westernmost United States, Asclepias incarnata is naturally found in sunny wet areas such as river bottomlands, wet meadows, and swamps.
Asclepias incarnata, commonly referred to as Swamp Milkweed, prefers sun and moist to wet soil, but tolerates drier conditions and clay soil. Like many milkweed plants, Asclepias 'Ice Ballet' resents transplanting once established.