Common Names: narrow-leaf milkweed
Size: To 3 ft. high; spreads to form colonies
Flowers: Small white flowers in clusters, late spring; long narrow leaves 5 to 6 in., dark green and curved. Deciduous.
Uses: Background, bird and butterfly garden
Wildlife: Attracts monarch butterflies. Birds use dry stems for nests. Deer resistive.
Soil: Tolerates clay; should still be mulched and well-drained.
Water: Little to none after established.
Sun: Full sun
Pruning: (No special needs found.)
Pests & Diseases: (None found.)
Notes: From California’s chaparral, evergreen forests, southern oak woodland, and yellow pine forest plant communities. Alkaloids in the plant protect monarch butterfly larvae from predators. Hardy to 5° F.