Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) Seed Packet WW
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This hardy perennial sports strap-like foliage up to 5 inches long, giving it a more delicate appearance than other milkweeds. Attractive flower clusters are a soft pastel pink and lightly scented. Just like its cousin, Showy Milkweed, this milkweed is a host plant and nectar source for the beloved but imperiled Monarch butterfly. It is also attractive to numerous other butterflies and pollinators. It has a bushy habit and spreads by rhizomes over time. Very tolerant of various soil types and adapts to the garden easily. Deer Resistant. Deciduous.
- Family: Apocynaceae
- Per/Ann: Perennial
- Sun/Shade: Sun
- Zones: 5a to 10b
- Height: 24” to 36”
- Bloom time: mid-summer
- Habitat: Varied; moist to dry open, sunny places. Grasslands and prairies, open woodlands & forest openings.
- Stratification: yes - but exact time is unknown. Literature states 0-160 days. 6-8 weeks may be adequate.
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