Asclepias verticillata - Eastern Whorled Milkweed

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Deep Landscape Plug, Native Perennial in the Apocynaceae family

Other names: Whorled milkweed, horse milkweed

Height: 1-2 ft

Spread: 1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-9

Exposure: Full sun   

Attributes: Best for open fields or prairie gardens, limestone glades or rocky areas, disturbed areas, meadows, rocky or sandy soil, dry difficult areas, naturalize

Critter Resistance: deer resistant

Bloom description: White cluster of flowers at the top of each plant blooming from June-September

Foliage:  stringy green leaves arranged in a whorled pattern along a single stem. 

Soil Preference: Prefers dry, well-draining soil. Tolerates both drought and chalky (Calcareous) soil.

Attracts Wildlife:  monarch butterfly host plant