Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Smiling Sun Gardens

Regular price $6.00

Clusters of greenish-white flowers appear from late spring through summer, in loose heads over attractive, thread-like foliage. The plants are upright and sparingly branched. Seed pods are narrow, unlike many other milkweeds, and about 3″ long. The whorled name refers to the foliage that arises from the stem in a whorl.

Native Environment: Prairie / Glade
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Zone: 4 to 9
USDA Symbol: asve
Height: 1 to 3 feet
Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Color: Light Green / White
Bloom Period: June to September
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Nature Attracting: Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Native Bees, Special Value to Bumble Bees
Special Usage: Fragrant
Tolerate: Deer, Rabbit, Drought, Dry Soil


Larval Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly