Habitat Plants

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Milkweeds for Monarchs

Monarch butterflies feed exclusively on milkweed plants and depend on them for their survival. Choose from tropical milkweed varieties or our California native species.


Thread Leaf Milkweed
(Asclepias fascicularis)

  • California native.
  • Grows wild in Orange County.
  • Easy to grow in a sunny garden.
  • Creamy white to pink flowers in clusters.
  • Summer blooming.
  • To three feet high and wide.
  • Perennial, that goes dormant each winter, regrows each spring.