Zizotes Milkweed

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Zizotes Milkweed

Asclepias oenotheroides
Milkweed; Side-cluster Milkweed; Hierba de zizotes
2

24 inches
1

2 feet
Texas and Northern Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Fun sun or partial shade. Perennial, with mounding foliage up to 24 inches tall and wide. Clusters of small, intricate pale green flowers appear throughout the year, followed by conspicuous green seed follicles. The wavy leaf margins resemble some primrose leaves, hence the species name “oenotheroides.” Milkweed is the only host plant for monarch caterpillar.

Maintenance

None, beyond the care needed to establish. Aphids are likely to infest any milkweed, but they aren’t really a problem. They can be squished by hand or sprayed off with soapy water. Treating aphids will (obviously) wipe out the monarch caterpillars too.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-24" H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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