Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed

Categories: Wildflower

'Ice Ballet' Swam Milkweed typically grows 3-4' tall (less frequently to 5') on branching stems. Small, fragrant, white flowers (1/4" wide), each with five reflexed petals and an elevated central crown, appear in tight clusters (umbels) at the stem ends in summer. 

More About Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

  • found in swamps, rivers, and wetlands
  • important food source for Monarch Butterfly

tems exude a toxic milky sap when cut. Flowers are followed by attractive seed pods (to 4" long) which split open when ripe releasing silky-haired seeds easily carried by the wind. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies as a nectar source.

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3-4 ft


2-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Bog
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Dried Flower


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Moist

Flower Color

  • White


  • Upright
  • Spreading
  • Pyramidal