A white flowering version of swamp milkweed, it is easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun but is also tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation. ‘Ice Ballet’ is a compact, white-flowered form of the pink/mauve-flowered Ohio native species. Milkweeds have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring. The flowers are attractive to butterflies as a nectar source and the leaves are a food source for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies.
Photo Credit: Photo by and (c)2009 Derek Ramsey (Ram-Man), GFDL 1.2 , via Wikimedia Commons