12-24" tall, 12-24" wide. Whorled Milkweed also called Asclepias verticillata is an upright perennial with stems that have" whorled" needle-like leaves. Native to central and eastern North America this Asclepias likes drier conditions. Flowers bloom June through September in small white clusters. After blooming narrow seed pods open releasing seeds with silky strings distributed by the wind. Pods are also excellent additions to bouquets. Whorled milkweed is an important food source for Monarch Butterflies. The butterflies lay their eggs on the milkweed and the larve (catapillars) feast on the leaves. Once hatched, the butterflies consume the flower nectar for energy. Milkweed is easy to grow, and helps save the Monarchs.
Native Range for Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed) - AL, AR, AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY.
AM014332 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM015801 (Tray of 16)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Up to 2" flowers
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Leaves are linear, grouped in whorls.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested!
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|