Asclepias fascicularis, Narrowleaf Milkweed
Scientific name: Asclepias fascicularis
Common names: California native Narrowleaf Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly Plant
Size: 3-4' tall
A perennial with three foot tall stem and large but narrow five inch leaves that bloom in the summer. The Narrowleaf Milkweed provides food for monarch butterfly caterpillars and provides nectar for hummingbirds and nest building materials for other birds. Deciduous in winter.
An easy California Native to grow in the Los Angeles area.
- Plant in full sun
- Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including clay
- Mulch heavily
- Water well for the first month
- Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds
- Drought tolerant
- California Native