Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

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1/2-pint plug

Light: Sun

Soil: Medium-Dry
Height: 2 feet
Bloom: August

Description: Whorled milkweed has very skinny, "whorled" leaves. When mature, it reaches a height around 2 feet. It is deer and rabbit-resistant. Please note, this species is rhizomatous and will spread. Whorled milkweed can bloom anytime between July and September, which is later in the year than many other milkweeds. There are clusters of approximately 20 flowers near the top of each plant. The white flowers can be a greenish-white on some plants. 

Attracts: The nectar of the flowers attracts many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers and beetles. Like all members of the Asclepias genus, whorled milkweed is a larval host plant for monarch butterflies.