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PlantFiles: Zizotes Milkweed, Hierba de Zizotes, Longhorn Milkweed, Primrose Milkweed, Side-cluster Milkweed
Asclepias oenotheroides

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Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Asclepias (ass-KLE-pee-us) (Info)
Species: oenotheroides (ee-no-ther-OY-deez) (Info)

Synonym:Asclepias brevicornu
Synonym:Asclepias lindheimeri
Synonym:Asclepias longicornu
Synonym:Podostemma australe
Synonym:Podostemma lindheimeri

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Danny112596 On Jul 29, 2008, Danny112596 from Los Fresnos, TX (Zone 10a) wrote:

Zizotes Milkweed is a great plant for a butterfly garden or just a decorative garden. This plant produces seed pods which contain many seeds and is a host plant for the Monarch Butterfly.

added: This Milkweed surprisingly transplants well! I transplanted one after it was mowed by accident and it is growing fast! All I did was give it plant food!

added: Also this plant grows in Zone 10. I am in zone 10 and Zizotes Milkweed grows wild here. It is a native.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 16, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Zizotes Milkweed, Asclepias oenotheroides, is native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Austin, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
Canyon, Texas
Harlingen, Texas
Los Fresnos, Texas
Magnolia, Texas
Midland, Texas
Rio Frio, Texas



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