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California Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) is a western native species of Asclepias grown for its large white flowers and long, showy narrow leaves. Easy to grow in a wide range of soils, this variety is recommended for use in the West.
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Asclepias (Milkweed) are sun loving plants that are essential perennials for monarch butterflies providing food for caterpillars and nectar for adult butterflies. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and, with their milky sap, are resistant to rabbits and deer.
Asclepias can be divided into two groups for plant care; Asclepias tuberosa with orange (sometimes yellow) flowers and all the other species with pink (sometimes white) flowers.
Preferred growing conditions:
Oftentimes, Milkweeds won't grow much their first season in the ground, so be patient. They are establishing their root system and crown. By the second growing season, the plants will begin to get bigger and look more robust. Asclepias species are an odd bunch and don't behave like many other more familiar perennials. So be patient and accept their quirky nature.
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Tough AND Pretty!
from Kanab UT 15/in per year, 5000 elevation
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Comments about High Country Gardens Asclepias fascicularis:
We have a regionalized variation of this here locally in southern Utah high desert. I am happy to heartily endorse this plant as EXTREMELY versatile, self sufficient and prone to gently naturalizing (it reseeds, but fits in nicely with other plants; it doesn't take over, it blends). And yes, it DOES attract monarchs! This is the only type of milkweed with which we have had consistent success. I highly recommend it for those who have found other milkweed to be too finicky or specific. We have it in low spots with airless, clay-like soil as well as on sandy slopes. Some of the colonies on our property are watered and some receive no human attention. No matter, all thrive. We even have mowed certain patches...they just come back thicker and with more stems and blooms!As long as it gets full sun, it is happy. And just to reassure you that all is well: Our local variety, at least, appears at first to transport quite poorly. I have moved it around on the property and sometimes even for the remainder of the growing season, it appears dead. Come late the following spring, it always revives and goes on to produce long lasting summer blooms! Followed of course by those fun pods that open up to let loose their signature silky soft seedheads.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Hosting a maple moth
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A clump alongside helianthus and globe mallow
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