Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

$ 11.95

Item #: 1676
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Broadly distributed across all but western North America, whorled milkweed thrives in sandy, dry, or rocky soils of prairies and open woods by means of extensive underground root systems. In the wild, it may cover a lot of ground and provide considerable biomass for hungry monarch caterpillars. In cultivation, you might try it at the edge of a field or sunny, dry area where you could mow wandering sprouts. Leaves are very narrow and needle-like. Intricate, pure white, fragrant flowers cluster at the tops of 30” stems all summer long. This is a very pretty perennial that begs to be planted with coneflowers and grasses. New this year.

Plant Type

Perennial

Wildflower 

Characteristics

Showy Berry Fruit       

Deer Resistant

Hummingbird

Butterfly

Native Plant

Fragrant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

 

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Mid summer, late summer

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny

Soil Condition

Average, Clay, Sandy

Moisture Tolerance

Moderate moisture, Dry

 

 

 

Spread

1-6ft

Height

30in

Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Size

full quart