Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) Quick Facts:
Host plant to Monarch, nectar plant to many
Native to the Western US
Hardy in USDA zones 6-10
Prefers full sun, can tolerate partial shade
Dry to medium well drained soil, drought tolerant
White and lavender colored flowers seen in late spring through summer
1-3 feet tall
Space 1 foot apart
Seeds germinate easily
Also called the Mexican whorled milkweed
Narrowleaf Milkweed Plants
These plants are grown specifically to be safe for butterflies/caterpillars. These plants are in a 3 1/2″ pot and are ready to go in the ground or be potted into a larger container. Grows well in pots – even in our South Carolina summers!
savvystv (verified owner) –
I ordered 3 of these plants and 2 showy milkweeds. They came in such tiny pots however they were strong, tall plants! If I had to compare the showys and narrowleaves, the narrowleaves were so much bigger and better. One is even starting to grow its first buds about 2 weeks after I got it! They were packaged very well in the box and their leaves were in good condition with no damage or yellow colors.