Name: Asclepias verticillata - Whorled Milkweed
Bloom Time: July - August
Soil Condition: Dry, Average, Moist, Well Drained
Light: Sun - Partial Sun
Height: 12-36" tall by 24-36" wide
Native Range: Northeast United States including Long Island
Photos: Flower (KMS Native Plants), Form cebalrai (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Whorled Milkweed has fragrant white flowers clusters held above fine textured foliage. It is the latest bloomer of all the milkweed. It is also the last of all the milkweed to go dormant, making it a late-season food source for the Monarch.
Maintenance: Perfect for dry and sunny trouble spots in the garden,
Benefits: High wildlife value, deer and rabbit resistant, nectar source, pollinators, host plant to Monarch caterpillars
Fun Facts: All milkweed is toxic but this is the most toxic of all of them, especially to livestock and horses.
Companion Plants: Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed), Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower), Shizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem), Monarda fistulosa (Wild Bergamot), Baptisia tinctora (Wild Indigo)