Plant Library

Milkweed Whorled verticillata

Common Name: Milkweed

Botanical Name: Asclepias

Variety: Whorled verticillata

Blossom Color: White

Bloom Time: Jul-Sep

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Sun or Part Shade

Mature Height: 24"

Mature Width: 12"

Notes: Named after its thin, "whorled" leaves, this milkweed blooms July to September, which is later than other milkweeds. The flowers are white to greenish-white. Attracts many species of bees and butterflies plus many other pollinators. Host for monarch butterfly larvae. Will spread like other milkweeds.