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Let us Save the Monarch Butterfly

A Garden like
never before

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What milkweed plants are native to California?

We recommend planting native milkweeds only. California is home to 15 species of milkweed. Two of these species, showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and narrow-leaved milkweed (A. fascicularis) are the most favorable for Monarchs.

ESTABLISHING & CARE FOR MILKWEED

Plant milkweed any time starting in March-October. Plant the Milkweed about 3 inches apart. Plant in in well drained soil or remediate the soil. Water immediately after planting and then once per week until the fall/winter rains in November take over. Milkweed plants respond well to normal fertilization using a balanced fertilizer. The Milkweed will go dormant in the winter and grow again in the spring. Be sure to water once per week as the rains subside and temperatures raise.