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Asclepias fascicularis - Butterfly Weed
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Asclepias fascicularis - Butterfly Weed
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Botanic Name: Asclepias fascicularis
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
Size: 3'h x 1'w
Sun: Sun-Part Shade
H20: Occ.H2O/dry
Attracts Butterflies
Type: both
Deer Resistant
Resistance: high
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Description:
This tough perennial grows throughout California and is the favorite larval food of the monarch butterfly. 3 foot tall stalks of narrow green leaves are topped with rosy pink flowers in summer. If you are lucky, the leaves will be munched on by the stunning monarch caterpillars, almost as pretty as the adults. Winter dormant, dying back in late summer, reemerging in Spring. If kept dry, can take rocky to clay soil.

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This plant IS NOT LISTED on our most current availability list.
Call (650) 851-1668 to have your name added to the wait list. In instances where the plant is one we grow but is not in stock, we will inform you when it is next available.


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