Asclepias erosa Seeds

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Description

Botanical name Asclepias erosa
Common nameDesert milkweed

Host plant for Monarch and Striated Queen butterflies. It grows 2-4′ high and spreads by rhizomes. The large, yellow-white flowerheads attract numerous pollinators. Dormant in fall/winter. Prefers full sun and deep, sandy, well-draining soils.

FamilyApocynaceae
Plant TypePerennial herb
Mature Size2-4’H x 1-2’W
Flower ColorCream
Flowering SeasonSummer
Cold ToleranceHardy to 15F
Wildlife BenefitedButterflies/Moths, bees
WarningsToxic
Sowing TimeSpring, Summer
Pre- TreatmentNone

Please note that we can only ship to CA, NV, AZ, and UT. Packet contains 10 seeds

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