Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

White flowers with thin green leaves make this a unique garden addition. An attractive host plant for monarch caterpillars. Spreads slowly by underground roots (rhizomes).


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture:    Dry, Medium
Height:    2 feet
Blooms:    July, Aug, Sept
Color:    White
Spacing:    1-2′
Zones:    3-9
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators, Deer Resistant

Design Tips

One of the favorite milkweeds of monarch butterfly caterpillars. It will spread slowly to form colonies, so place a few together that can grow together over time.

Companion Plants

Prairie Onion
Ohio Spiderwort
Nodding Onion
Prairie Dropseed
Rough Blazing Star