Asclepias verticillata

Common name: Whorled Milkweed

Native plant

The daintiest of the Milkweeds we offer, this plant has very thin, dark green, lance-shaped leaves with small umbels of white flowers occurring in the upper axils in whorls of 3-6 per node.  Perfect for drier areas with a bit of room to move as it will spread by both seed and rhizomes.  Excellent for pollinator gardens as it is a host to a wide range of bees, butterflies, moths and beetles.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not to Wet Not to Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Growth rate


Flower color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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