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Asclepias asperula
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Asclepias asperula

Antelope Horn Milkweed

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Item #: 13329

Zones: 4a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Asclepias asperula is a widespread US native that can be found on dry sandy/gravely soils from Oklahoma west to Southern California. Commonly known as antelope horn due the leaf shape, Asclepias asperula forms a 2' tall x 3' wide clump, adorned from March into May (NC) with amazingly intricate 2" wide, dome-shaped flower heads composed of dozens of flowers with green petals and a central purple, green, and white star...a favorite of both Queen and Monarch butterflies. If you're fascinated with the amazing patterns found in nature, Asclepias asperula is for you.