Plant Profile

Plant Profile

Asclepias fascicularis
narrow leaf milkweed

  • monarchcater
  • monarch

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This is the stuff! If you want monarch butterflies this is what they eat. To get them to come to your garden and thrive you need to get enough plants to reach “critical mass”. You really need 6 so planted near each other so they will find you, lay eggs, have enough to eat, and produce new butterflies.

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Plant Facts & Observations

Identification

Botanical Name

Asclepias fascicularis

Common Name

narrow leaf milkweed

Origin

California Native

Characteristics

Plant Type

Perennial

Growth Rate

Fast growth rate

Mature Size

3 tall × 2 wide

Flower Color

White

Blooming Season

Flowers Spring / Summer / Fall

Foliage

Deciduous

Wildlife Value

Butterflies

Climactic Requirements

Light

Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Water

Drought Tolerant / Occasional
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