Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed
Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed
Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed
Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed
Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed
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Solanoana Asclepias Plant - Serpentine Milkweed

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Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)Moist to Dry4-inches tall x 20-inches wide
Plant Features

Asclepias Solanoana is a rare but spectacular milkweed that sprawls out across the ground as it grows. It is a native to the serpentine talus slopes in California. The goregous flowers start out as red and then open to a pink color with golden tips. This is a host plant for the Monarch butterflies. Other pollinators enjoy its nectar as well.


Common Names: serpentine milkweed, butterfly weed


Californica 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 Needs
Preferred Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)
Preferred Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry
Fertilizer Needs: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Survives Winter in Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Characteristics
Habit: Spreading
Mature Plant Size: 4-inches tall x 20-inches wide
Flower Color: Pink, Red, White
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
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