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Asclepias fascicularis, Narrowleaf Milkweed Seeds
Asclepias fascicularis, Narrowleaf Milkweed Seeds
Asclepias fascicularis, Narrowleaf Milkweed Seeds

Asclepias fascicularis, Narrowleaf Milkweed Seeds

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Narrowleaf Milkweed

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

- Plant in full sun

- Tolerant of a wide range of soil types, including clay

- Mulch heavily

- Water well for the first month

- Drought tolerant

 - Poisonous to dogs

- California Native 

  • Non-GMO
  • Perennial 
  • Sun: Full
  • Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
  • Direct Sow: In the fall, or in the spring after cold stratification
  • Seed Count: 30
  • Plant Size: 3'-5'
    • Ornamental
    • Attracts pollinators

    Growing Tips:

    Narrowleaf seeds must be stratified, if they are planted in the spring, for proper germination. 

    Instructions on cold stratification, to germinate seeds in the spring time.

    Plants may appear eaten, but that is the monarch caterpillars feasting. After initial blooming season, plants require minimal moisture. Fall time pruning will help it go dormant. Leave 1" stick.

    Seed Packet Instructions:

    • Non-GMO
    • Perennial 
    • Sun: Full
    • Indoors: 8 weeks before last frost
    • Direct Sow: In the fall, or in the spring after cold stratification
    • Seed Count: 30
    • Plant Size: 3'-5'
      • Ornamental
      • Attracts pollinators

      Growing Tips:

      Narrowleaf seeds must be stratified, if they are planted in the spring, for proper germination. 

      Instructions on cold stratification, to germinate seeds in the spring time.

      Plants may appear eaten, but that is the monarch caterpillars feasting. After initial blooming season, plants require minimal moisture. Fall time pruning will help it go dormant. Leave 1" stick.

      More info on how to create a monarch habitat.

      Seed Packet Instructions:

      Narrowleaf Milkweed - Asclepias fascicularis