Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Narrowleaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis). Narrowleaf milkweed reaches 3 feet tall and has soft pink flowers. Distinctively narrow leaves characterize this milkweed. Narrowleaf Milkweed is an important Monarch host plant in the Western US. An important US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Western Native Americans mixed the sap with deer or salmon fat to make a chewing gum.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Western US
• full sun and sand to clay
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Narrowleaf Milkweed is native to the following states:
California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington.