Fewflowered Milkweed

Asclepias lanceolata

Regular price $16.00

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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.

Flowering period

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 which 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.

 State Cost per order
GA, MD, NC, SC, and VA $10.00
AL, CT, DE, IL, IN, KY, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, VT, and WV $12.00
AR, FL, IA, LA, ME, MO, MS, NH, and WI $14.00
CO, KS, MN, NE, ND, OK, SD, and TX $15.00


Sorry, we can't ship plants outside of the continental United States or to AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NM, NV, OR, and WA, due to agriculture restrictions.

How long will it take to get my order?

All plants are shipped from our nursery in central North Carolina. Most orders ship at the start of the week. Depending on destination, orders placed after Tuesday may be shipped the following week.

Can I get my plants shipped at later date?

Yes, in the shopping cart select the week you would like your order to be shipped on.

What shipping carriers do you use?

USPS Priority Mail and UPS Ground for larger orders.

Do you guarantee your plants?

We guarantee our plants to be healthy, ready for planting, and correctly named. We are not able to guarantee whether a plant will grow in your garden as there are too many circumstances that are beyond our control.

On rare occasions, a plant shipped dormant may fail to emerge from its dormancy. If this happens, please let us know.

If you are concerned about a plant, please contact us within 14 days to let us know. If we can’t help you make it grow, we’ll send you a new plant or issue a refund.


Unfortunately, due to the perishable nature of plants, they can’t be returned for a refund. If your plants arrive damaged or you are unhappy with them, please let us know straight away.

Can I order over the phone?

Sorry, we're unable to take orders over the phone at this time.

What about sales tax?

We propagate our own plants and are not required to collect North Carolina sales tax.

Where can I find information about your plants?

Here are some FAQ on how we grow plants.