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Brachystephana Asclepias Plant

  • - Bract Milkweed
  • - Height: 20-30 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Brachystephana Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Brachystephana Asclepias produce clusters of low-growing stems with light pinkish-purple flowers that the Monarch butterfly and other pollinators love. This variety needs well-drained, dry soils to thrive. It is also a variety with a dense coating of hairs that leave the stems looking white. As the hairs fall off, they turn greenish in color. Brachystephana is a native in the southwestern United States. 

Common Names: Bract Milkweed, Desert-rose Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

Brachystephana Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don't want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 15-30 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Pink, Purple
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Edible, Educational Value, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated