Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Missouri native perennial
asclepias verticilliata, Whorled MilkweedAsclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Missouri nativeAsclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed, Missouri Native

Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed

A pretty Milkweed that is adored by butterflies, Whorled Milkweed, Asclepias verticillata, 1-2′ stems are topped with fragrant white flowers in midsummer. Its beautifully textured long needle-like leaves turn a bright yellowish orange in fall. Plants are toxic to livestock and humans. A Missouri native perennial, it spreads by seed and rhizomes, but is not invasive.

Easily grown in sunny areas, plants prefer full sun, at least 6 hours a day, and well-drained soil. These tough plants tolerate drought, and high heat and humidity. 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asclepias verticillata

Common Name

Milkweed

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer, Midsummer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

12-36″

Width

12-24″

Uses

Butterflies, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Average, Clay, Poor, Rocky

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

4-8

Plant Type

Perennial