Narrow-Leaf Milkweed

$5.50

760 in stock

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Feed the Monarchs! Narrow-leaf milkweed, sometimes called Mexican whorled milkweed, is a California native flower that is a preferred food source for monarch butterflies. Monarchs eat this plant and lay eggs on it—making it an ideal plant to put in your butterfly garden. This flowering perennial blooms in clusters of lavender tinted flowers. As with all milkweeds, the seed pods will swell and burst with seeds attached to silky hairs. This subshrub grows about 2-4′ tall. Those who want to support the monarch population can plant this flower throughout their property to ensure a robust food supply for these beautiful creatures!

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Feed the Monarchs! Narrow-leaf milkweed, sometimes called Mexican whorled milkweed, is a California native flower that is a preferred food source for monarch butterflies. This flowering perennial blooms in clusters of lavender tinted flowers. Monarchs eat this plant and lay eggs on it—making it an ideal plant to put in your butterfly garden.

This subshrub grows about 2-4′ tall. As with all milkweeds, the seed pods will swell and burst with seeds attached to silky hairs. Those who want to support the monarch population can plant this flower throughout their property to ensure a robust food supply for these beautiful creatures!

Seed Starting Method: Narrow-leaf milkweed seed has about 25% of its seeds protected by the need for cold to break dormancy. This means that growers in mild climates might notice a lower seed germination rate. Direct seeding or transplanting are both acceptable ways to start the seed.

Growing Requirements: Narrow-leaf milkweed is not fussy! It will grow in most garden conditions including clay. We recommend that you let the plant get quite large as monarch caterpillars are piggy little eaters and will devour most of your plant!

Blooms: Summer and fall with little to no irrigation.

USDA Plant information can be found here.

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Soil Temperature:45-85°F
Planting Depth:1/4″
Days to Germination:7-25
Days to Maturity:65+
Height at Maturity:2-3′
Lighting Requirements:Full Sun
Spacing:6”-12”

 

Asclepias fascicularis

Package Weight: .25 gram

 

1 review for Narrow-Leaf Milkweed

  1. Dawne Dickinson (verified owner)

    I was so happy to have gotten these seeds to grow for my Monarchs.

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