Butterfly Magic Milkweed

Asclepias subulata x albicans 'Butterfly Magic' PPAF

Discovered by Civano Growers from a group of naturally hybridizing Asclepias subulata and Asclepias albicans, this variety was found to be sturdier and fuller than most. Native to the Sonoran Desert, this pollinator plant is naturally heat and drought tolerant, with cream-colored flowers that butterflies love. Thick stems that rarely produce leaves lend a grass-like appearance. Perfect for desert wildlife gardens or rock gardens. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water once a month.

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Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring into Fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleRustic, Xeric
Growth HabitUpright
Landscape UseRock Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water once a month.
Companion PlantsDesert Willow (Chilopsis), Agave (Agave), Beardtongue (Penstemon), Prickly Pear (Opuntia)

At home in a desert climate, with rocky, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil. Once established, water once a month. Cut overgrown clumps to their base in winter to encourage new growth. Sap may irritate skin.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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