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Asclepias fascicularis

Narrowleaf Milkweed

Mexican Whorled Milkweed
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Asclepias fascicularis
Principal Common Name Narrowleaf Milkweed
Description Narrow leaf milkweed is one of the more tolerant varieties of Western native Asclepias. The plant is approximately 3 feet tall with large clusters of flowers around 4-5 inches wide and long narrow leaves. Great resource for Monarch Butterflies.
General Comments Tolerates a variety of soils including sandy, clay and saline.
Nativity Native to U.S.
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 8 - 12 IN
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 3 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color
Leaf Texture Fine : Narrow
Form Shrub
Flower Color Lavender : White
Flower Time June : July : Aug : Sept : Oct : Summer : Fall
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Drought tolerant : Flower

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