Plant List


Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Fall
Bloom Color: Rose
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 14"
Description:

Prefers sandy soil, but is adaptable. Prefers moderate water. Showy, slightly fragrant pinkish red blooms. Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias subverticillata

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Common Name: Horsetail Milkweed
Bloom Season: Mid Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 3-4'
Mature Width: 4-5'
Description:

This milkweed is native to Texas and New Mexico. It spreads by the roots and can quickly take over a section of flower bed. We recommend planting it in a bed with a underground border.


Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Common Milkweed
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink and White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

This milkweed will colonize in the garden slowly- making a great food source for Monarchs.


Garden Notes: It does not compete well against grasses, so it probably will not perform well without keeping weeds and other plants away.

Asclepias tuberosa

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Common Name: Butterfly Weed 'Wild Orange Type'
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Orange
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 28"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Rise every year from taproot (mark spot for planting), long lived. Bright orange flowers a favorite for butterflies. Great nectar plant for butterflies and an important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Garden Notes: Long bloom season.

Asclepias verticillata

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Common Name: Whorled Milkweed
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.


Asclepias viridis

Common Name: Green Antelope Horn
Bloom Season: Early Summer
Bloom Color: Greenish-White with Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Important food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.