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Whorled Milkweed - Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed - Asclepias verticillata

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Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) is native to much of the United States and Canada. Perfect for a wildflower garden although it is small it has showy flowers. Prefers a moist environment.

 

This plant is a great choice for attracting butterflies and bees with the nectar and pollen it produces. Helps to support the Monarch butterfly larvae and provides food and shelter for other pollinators. Although, it is not a monarch's first choice of milkweed, they will still eat it down to a slender stalk. This is the perfect host plant for garden edges or in pollinator planters. It is also said to have medicinal and culinary uses.

 

Our milkweed is guaranteed pesticide free milkweed. They will most likely come with aphids and caterpillars but that’s why we do what we do! It’s grown to support our wildlife.

  • Plant Conditions

    Sun: Full sun to partial shade
    Size: 1-3’ Tall up to 1’ wide
    Spacing: 1’
    pH: Acidic to neutral
    Soil: Sandy
    Salt Tolerance: Low/None
    Drought Tolerance: Moderate 
    Native Status: Yes
    Bloom Season: July to September
    Bloom Color: White, green
    Life Span: Annual
    Growth Habit: Small dainty but beautiful addition
    Host: Monarch butterfly
    Nectar: Yes
    Wildlife Benefit: Attracts various pollinators
    Propagation: You may need to replant or reseed this milkweed variety annually. It can be propagated through division and by seed. Seeds can be stored for up to 3 years and should be cold stratified for 1-2 months before germination.

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