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Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

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Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed)

Bring Monarch Butterflies to your garden with this pretty, sweet-scented milkweed. Tough, adaptable and deer resistant, this milkweed is easy-to-grow and tolerates clayey, sandy or rocky soil. It will thrive in average to moist garden soil as well as dry soil. It has attractive, dark green, finely textured, threadlike foliage topped by many clusters of pretty, greenish-white blooms. Bloom time starts in midsummer and continues thru fall with plenty of clusters produced on side branches.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
-12 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
White


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Spreads by runners, but these are easy to pull out if you want to contain it.

Good Companions
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Pale Purple Coneflower (Echinacea pallida), Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Mid (May-June)
Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Butterfly Host