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Native - Midwest

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

Plant Type: Native - Midwest

A widely adaptable and tough native is a deer-resistant food for larval butterflies. The fine-textured foliage provides a dark green backdrop for the clusters of white flowers that appear in June and July. Please note, Asclepias verticillata is highly toxic to livestock and horses - it should not be allowed to take root in pastures or hayfields. Found in dry fields, roadsides and shale barrens, you can see that it needs no coddling. Best located in a sunny dry spot, but will tolerate average to moist garden soil as well.





USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Whorled Milkweed Merit Awards and Special Collections

Whorled Milkweed Characteristics & Attributes

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