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Asclepias verticillata - Whorled Milkweed (Photo: North Creek Nurseries)

Asclepias verticillata

Milkweed - Whorled

Whorled Milkweed is a tough native perennial which serves as a critical food source for all stages of Monarch butterfly development. The delicate white umbel shaped flowers appear from June through August, on top of the narrow leaves. The common name ‘Whorled’ refers to the way the leaves circle the stems. Because of Asclepias verticillata’s white sap, Whorled Milkweed is not eaten by deer or rodents. The silky seeds are released in fall from the pods (also useful in dried flower arrangements).

Height

30 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
47 Asclepias verticillata #1
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Fragrant - Flower
Native
Winter Interest
Seedheads
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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