Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Also called Horsetail Milkweed

  • Narrow whorled green foliage
  • Sweet-scented, greenish-white flowers
  • Thin seed pods are left when flowers finish
  • Leaves turn yellow to orange in the fall
  • Deer resistant
  • Food source for butterflies
  • Bloom Time: July to August

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
30-60 cm

SPREAD:
20-30 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Thrives in full sun and an average to dry soil, tolerating moist soils as well. In drought conditions, lower foliage will turn yellow and fall off. 

Additional Notes about Whorled Milkweed:


Native to Ontario