Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias fascicularis

Also known as narrowleaf milkweed, this plant is cultivated as an ornamental for its large clusters of star shaped blooms which range in color from lavender, to pale pink, white, or greenish. Dried seed pods also make an attractive cut flower. It can be easily established in butterfly and wildlife gardens, sunny garden borders, and drought tolerant landscape projects. Is an important forage plant for monarch butterflies!

Water: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Hardiness: Frost Hardy but dies to the ground in Winter and reappears in Spring

Habit: 1 to 3' tall by 1' wide, perennial, self-seeding

Light: Full Sun

Soil: Highly adaptable, does well in dry, poor, or rocky soils

Origin: Common perennial milkweed found in chaparral and woodland edges, low to mid elevation in the Western United States and Baja California, Mexico

Additional Characteristics: California Native

Mexican Whorled Milkweed