Desert Milkweed

 

 

Asclepias subulata
  

Asclepiadaceae

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Form: Shrub,
Seasonality: Perennial, Deciduous
Size: 5 ft tall by 3 ft wide
Leaves:
Green strap-like, fall off leaving bare stems

Flowers: Clusters of yellowish or cream flowers
Fruit: seed pod
Stems: gray- green, upright, segmented
Range/Origin: SW USA; Northwestern Mexico
Hardiness: USDA: 9-11, 20F

Comments: Low litter, No thorns


CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

        Exposure: Full to partial sun, tolerates reflected heat

        Water: Low

        Soil: Well drained

        Propagation: Seeds, or cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal, fall cleanup

 

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