Mariposa Zizotes Milkweed

Mariposa Zizotes Milkweed


Zizotes Milkweed (Asclepias oenotheroides) is a native milkweed found in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. Mariposa Zizotes Milkweed is a special selection of Zizotes Milkweed collected in South Texas. It has a unique flower compared to other milkweeds. The flowers are single and close to the stem.

It grows to be about 1-2 feet tall and the flowers bloom from March through September.

Milkweed is a known host plant for the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar and the flowers are a nectar source for a variety of pollinators.

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Planting depth: Plant 1/4 inch deep. You can stratify the seed before planting. This involves placing the seed in a moistened coffee filter and putting in a ziploc or container and storing in the fridge for 30 days. 

Type: Warm season perrennial 

Sunlight: Full sun

Regions: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona