California Natives - ASCLEPIAS SPECIOSA
California Showy Milkweed
An evergreen perennial shrub. Leaves are large, furry, gray-green, and arranged in opposite pairs. Tiny, fragrant flowers grow in clusters of red and pink. Attracts many California native pollinators and beneficial insects, especially caterpillars of the Monarch butterfly.
USDA zones: 4 - 9
Sunset zones: 1 - 24
Mature size: 2 - 4 feet high and wide
Light needs: partial to full sun
Water needs: moderate water