Feed the Monarchs! Narrow-leaf milkweed is a California native flower that is a preferred food source for monarch butterflies. Sometimes called Mexican whorled milkweed, this flowering perennial blooms in clusters of lavender tinted flowers. Like all milkweeds, the seed pods will swell and burst with seeds attached to silky hairs. 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. 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!
Southwest Wildflower Seed Mix
103 in stock
103 in stock
Southwest Wildlfower Mix
Wildflower mixes are wonderful ways to fill in areas of your garden that you don’t typically cultivate. This mix is chosen specifically for the American Southwest with a focus on beautiful blooming flowers that will feed the pollinators and your soul! The seed mix includes:
Common Name Scientific Name
Clarkia Clarkia unguiculata
African Daisy Dimorphotheca sinuata
California Poppy Eschscholzia californica
Indian Blanket Gaillardia pulchella
Bird’s Eyes Gilia tricolor
Mountain Phlox Linanthus grandiflorus
Blue Flax Linum perenne
Arroyo Lupine Lupinus succulentus
Blazingstar Mentzelia lindheimeri
Pale Evening Primrose Oenothera pallida
Corn Poppy Papaver rhoeas
Palmer Penstemon Penstemon palmeri
Desert Penstemon Penstemon pseudospectabilis
California Bluebell Phacelia campanularia
Prairie Coneflower Ratibida columnifera
Peruvian Zinnia Zinnia peruviana
Seed starting Method: Broadcast these seeds in the early spring, summer and fall in irrigated areas. For elevations below 7,000 feet in Arizona, southern California, southern Nevada, and New Mexico.
Growing requirements: If seeds are sown thickly, thinning clusters will give you larger blooms and happier plants. This mix does not require ongoing maintenance. Simple broadcast seeds, irrigate and thin.
Blooms: Summer and Fall. Prolonged blooming will occur with irrigation.
|Days to Germination:||7-25|
|Days to Maturity:||65+|
|Height at Maturity:||2-3′|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Packet Weight: .5G