Asclepias fascicularis - California Milkweed
California's Narrow Leaf Milkweed is the easiest to grow of the western natives. It grows wild from southeast Washington and Idaho through Oregon, California, and into Baja California. It's drought tolerant, and tolerant of a wide range of extremes, from lots of rain to none, rocky soil and even clay.
This bushy 3' by 3' perennial has slender stems and long narrow leaves. Clusters of rosey pink blooms cover the plants from June to September. This is strong perennial that returns bigger & better every year.
********** 30 DAYS COLD STRATIFICATION REQUIRED *************
Soak seeds for 24 hours in warm water.
Surface sow seeds in a pot or a plastic baggie that will fit in the refrigerator.
Mist the soil and sprinkle a small amount of starting soil over seeds.
Cover with plastic wrap or place in baggie in the refrigerator for 30 days.
During this cold stratification process keep soil moist, but not soaking wet.
At the end of the 30 Days, place pot in a warm, sunny location. When soil is warm enough seeds will germinate.
Remove plastic wrap or baggie when you have seedlings.