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Asclepias asperula 
Antelope Horn


Item #: 3068
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: Mar-May
Height: 8-24
Planting Rates: 
packet includes 10 seeds
covers 20 sq. ft.

Price:  
1 pkt. - $6.00

SOIL TYPE

SUNLIGHT

Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X                Dry Medium 

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for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of the Western Plains
  Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
  100 Texas Wildflowers

Description

10 seeds per packet: due to exceptional quality, but extreme shortages, these unique packets have been created in the hopes of reaching as many helping hands as possible. the Monarchs are counting on each of us to do our part in protecting their mystery and beauty. Only by working together can we insure that milkweeds and butterflies will always have a place in this world.

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Antelope Horn, named for the shape of the leaves, is a perennial that blooms in the spring and in some areas, again in the fall. It's a member of the Milkweed family, and a special favorite of the Monarch and Queen butterflies. In the spring the first batch of Monarch caterpillars hatches and they eat their way through as much milkweed as they can! The poisonous milky sap is credited with making the Monarchs distasteful to birds. If you want to attract Monarch butterflies, this is your plant! Oh, and don't spray the caterpillars with pesticide! Antelope Horns are very hardy. They do best in sandy or gravelly soil, with fast drainage. Plant the seeds where they are to grow, as the deep tap root develops very quickly, giving the plant it's toughness, and resistance to drought. Water only to establish, and during periods of long drought. Beginning in June, severely trim back one plant at a time, to provide fresh foliage for butterfly larvae all summer long.

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