<i>Asclepias verticillata</i><br>Whorled Milkweed
<i>Asclepias verticillata</i><br>Whorled Milkweed
<i>Asclepias verticillata</i><br>Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata
Whorled Milkweed

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DESCRIPTION
Whorled Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata

This selection is one of the most widely distributed Milkweed species in the U.S. White to light green flowers bloom in July providing nectar for bees, hummingbirds and a wide variety of butterflies, especially Monarchs. Looks terrific planted with native grasses, coneflower and black-eyed Susan's.

BENEFITS
  • An absolute must for the Monarch lifecycle
  • Huge nectar source for all butterflies
  • Perfect for massing and naturalizing in the gardens 
  • Easy to grow, drought and moisture tolerant
  • Deer tend to leave this plant alone
NATIVE INFO

Native Range

Native range of Asclepias verticillata form USDA Plants

Native range from the USDA Plants Database

From Montana east to Vermont, south to Florida and east to Arizona. 

Interesting Facts

Milkweeds are the host plant for Monarch butterflies. The entire lifecycle of these butterflies, from caterpillars to adults, revolves around this plant.

 

GROWING TIPS

Best located in a sunny dry spot, but will tolerate average to moist garden soil as well.

 

Mature Size: 1-3'T x 18-24"W

Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

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