Asclepias fascicularis
“Narrow Leaved Milkweed”

Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed” Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed”

Adaptable to high and low water, heat and any garden soil – including CLAY – this is probably the easiest CA native Milkweed you can grow. Many branching stems and long narrow leaves make a nice bushy 3' x 3' form topped with plentiful and pretty 2" creamy-pink clusters from June to Sept. Another very important host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and nectar source for other butterflies as well. Gets bigger and better every year and can spread to form small colonies. Deer resistant! Ships dormant until April.

Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed” Asclepias fascicularis “Narrow Leaved Milkweed”

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PLEASE BE ADVISED - Due to CA agricultural regulations, we’re required to treat all plants, including Asclepias, plants with BT (a non-toxic, naturally occurring biological larvicide) to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). BT is toxic to caterpillars. If you plan to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one year before doing so to ensure it is large enough to provide sufficient food and the BT has had time to wear off. 

Sun/Pt.Shade
Avg/No Summer Water

CA Native Perennial
USDA Zones 6-10