Asclepias linaria
“Pine-Needle Milkweed”

An incredibly drought tolerant and unique milkweed with slender needle-like leaves on a shrubby plant up to 3-4’ high and wide. Native to deserts from Arizona to central Mexico, it blooms from late Spring thru early Fall with umbels of lightly fragrant, white, 1/4” star-shaped flowers that attract a host of butterflies - most notably Queens and Monarchs. Bird-head-shaped seed pods follow. Considered a subshrub, with a woody base and a plethora of ascending stems, this handsome plant is perfect for a dry garden bed or for use in a water wise design. Evergreen with temperatures above 25°F. It prefers fast draining alkaline soil and needs only a minimum of water during the growing season.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Low Water

Perennial
USDA zones 9-11