Zizotes Milkweed

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Zizotes

Asclepias oenotheroides
Asclepias oenotheroides
Side-cluster Milkweed
Texas and Northern Mexico
2

24 inches
1

2 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Low
  • Deer Resistant
  • 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. Zizotes is a tough, mowable milkweed that grows wild in many landscapes — sun, shade, wet, or dry. The wavy leaf margins resemble primrose, hence the species name “oenotheroides.” Milkweed is the only host plant for monarch caterpillars.

Maintenance

None, beyond the care needed to establish. Zizotes is often found on grassy roadsides, where it gets mowed regularly. To promote monarch caterpillars, though, avoid mowing the zizotes during April and May, when monarch caterpillars are present on the leaves.

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:

This plant goes well with

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