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Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

Posted by dlg421 z9 AZ (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 14:16

Is anyone successfully growing Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria" in the Phoenix area? If so, please tell me about the location, amount of sun etc. that yours is growing in. I planted one last March by an East facing wall and it died by July. Wondering if I did something wrong.


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RE: Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

What was your watering schedule for it?

RE: Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

Initially I watered every other day. After is was established I watered it once a week. When it seemed to be suffering, I tried watering more frequently, but it still died.

RE: Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

You know, I've tried them a few times and they've all slowly declined, but I'm hoping we hear from someone in the Valley with real, long term success, LOL. I've switched to our native and also fabulous A. subulata which thrives for me and lots of folks/commercial plantings, but like you, I'd love to add A. linaria to the mix too.

Happy gardening!

RE: Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

It's a native ... should do OK here.

Wonder what the issue is.

RE: Pineleaf Milkweed "Asclepias linaria"

Grant I also have had great success with the A. subulata. The only problem that I ever have with that is aphids, which I just crush and remove by hand.

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