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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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Durable Near High Traffic Areas, Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading, Rhizomatous/stoloniferous

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall 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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