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Asclepias fascicularis


Asclepias fascicularis is a monarch butterfly host with intricate pale pink and white flowers.

Asclepias fascicularis has a delicate appearance that belies its tough nature. The two foot stems have long, narrow leaves, with upward curled margins. The intricate flowers are pale pink and white and attract bees and butterflies. Narrow-leaf milkweed is a host plant for the western migration of the monarch butterfly. Plant them in your garden to encourage the monarchs to come to BC where they have been known to visit in warm summers.

Common Name: Narrow-leaf Milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Drought Tolerant, Dry, Average

Stem Colour:


Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Thin, rocky soils in deserts, chapparal, woodlands, and mountains below 7000 feet (2100 m).


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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