Asclepias lanceolata or fewflowered milkweed has vibrant orange-red flowers that bloom on top of tall, slender stems throughout most of the summer.
- Monarch host plant
- Thrives in wet soil
- Long flowering period
- 3 to 4 ft. tall 1 ft. wide
- Long stems with narrow leaves
- Clump-forming habit
- Plants are late to emerge in the spring and can go dormant in early fall
- Hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7, 8, and 9
How to grow
Asclepias lanceolata grows best where it can have full sun and have access to plenty of moisture. Even though the stems appear fragile, they’re very supple and rarely need to be staked when grown in full sun.
In central North Carolina blooming starts in June and can continue through the end of August on mature plants.
Care and maintenance
If planted in a moist enough location, plants are carefree. Site well away from more vigorous plants that may out complete it.
Where to plant
Ideal companion for carnivorous plants in artificial bogs.
When to plant
From spring through mid-summer when they are actively growing.
12 to 18 inches apart if planting them in a group.
When will my plant flower?
Plants are flowering size and will bloom their first year if grown in full sun and kept constantly moist.
Native habitat and range
Savannas, fresh and slightly brackish marshes along and coastal plain from New Jersey into Florida.
Source and origin
Plants grown from seeds collected on the edge of a swamp in Pender County, North Carolina.
Fewflowered is an unfortunate common name for this striking milkweed. The flower clusters may have fewer individual flowers than other milkweed species, but its cheerful flower color and long flowering season more than make up for it.
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