Monarch Magnet Pineleaf Milkweed

Asclepias linaria 'Monarch Magnet' PPAF

This naturally occurring variation of a Southwestern native was selected due to its denser growth habit, attractive form, and thick, white, ornamental flowers that are far showier than the species type. Long, slender leaves resemble the needles of a conifer. Perfect for desert wildlife gardens or rock gardens. Perennial; evergreen above 25°F.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Water occasionally; more in full sun or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationas-KLE-pee-us lin-AR-ee-uh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide
Bloom TimeSpring through Fall
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleRustic, Xeric, Sustainable
Growth HabitMounding
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseRock Garden, Hillside, Wildlife Garden, Naturalized Areas
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full 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, Dense Habit, Easy Care, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsWater occasionally; more in full sun or containers.
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. Prefers afternoon shade. Water once or twice a month, weekly in full sun for best appearance. Pruning is not usually necessary, and severe pruning may kill the plant. Sap may irritate skin.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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