Narrow-Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) in the Milkweeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 24 - 48 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Toxicity: Other: The sap can cause minor dermatitis.
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by sheryl (Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ - Zone 9b) on Oct 23, 2013 7:38 PM

Preferred larval food plant for Western Monarch butterflies.

Tolerant of both wet and dry environments.

Deer resistant.

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