California Narrow Leaf Asclepias
California Narrow Leaf Asclepias

California Narrow Leaf Asclepias

List Price: 18.95
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Plant Features

California Narrow Leaf is a milkweed that can reach a height of three feet and has long, narrow, green, a little bit fuzzy leaves. It produces small, umbrella-shaped flowers in the summer that are pale pink. Many different kinds of bees and butterflies, including the Monarch, find it's flowers to be a big draw. California is home to this variety.

Common Names: asclepias speciosa toor, showy milkweed, butterfly weed

California Narrow Leaf 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.

Plant Characteristics
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom Time: July, August, September
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: White, Lavender
Foliage Color: Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features: Drought tolerant
Garden Styles: Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for: Educational Value, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly: No
Plant Type: Open-Pollinated
Plant Needs
Sunlight: 6+ Hours
Overwinter Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry
Soil Properties: Well-drained
Tolerates: Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
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