Arizona Milkweed

Asclepias angustifolia

Cold hardy perennial found in canyons, arroyos and along stream beds; found only in Arizona.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Native
Origin: Riparian woodlands, mountains, and canyons in Arizona between 3500-7500 ft
Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family)
Size: 2′ tall and wide
Sun: Sun to part shade
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Clay or silty
Temperature: Sensitive below 20 degrees F
Disease and Pests: Oleander Aphids
Uses: Nectar plant. Host for Queen and Monarch butterflies. Special value to native bees.
Notes: Performs best in partial shade in the low desert