Fewflower milkweed

plant profile

Fewflower Milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata) is prized for its umbels of 5-12 bright orange-yellow flowers adorned with a red corolla. The colorful umbels give way to seed pods that dry and split open as the fruit matures. Fewflower Milkweed is best suited for moist wet landscapes.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 2 – 3 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Time: June – August

Soil Type: Clay and Loam

Soil Texture: Moist but Well Drained

Water Needs: Average to High

Maintenance: Low