Whorled Milkweed - Asclepias verticillata
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Phonetic: as-KLEE-pee-as ver-ti-si-LAY-tuh
Whorled Milkweed has very skinny, "whorled" leaves and 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. 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, Asclepias verticillata is a larval host plant for Monarch butterflies.
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Native Region: USDA Plant Database
- Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
- Flower Color: White
- Bloom Time: July, August, September
- Soil Type: Medium to dry
- Mature Plant Size: 2' Height, 1-2' Width
- Plant Spacing: 1'
- Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly
- Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
- Advantages: Deer and Rabbit Resistant, Drought tolerant
- Landscape Uses: Border, Wildflower Garden
- Companion Plants: Swamp Rose, Obedient Plant, Milkweeds, Butterfly Weed
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