Solanoana Asclepias
Solanoana Asclepias
Solanoana Asclepias
Solanoana Asclepias
Solanoana Asclepias
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Solanoana Asclepias

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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 Characteristics
Mature Height: 4-6 inches
Mature Spread: 12-16 inches
Bloom Time: June, July
Habit: Sprawling
Flower Color: Red, White
Foliage Color: Green
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles: Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Rock 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: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry
Soil Properties: Well-drained
Tolerates: Sandy soil
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
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