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Asclepias verticillata

Also called Horsetail Milkweed


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More About Asclepias verticillata

  • 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

30-60 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

White
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Whorled Milkweed 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. 


Asclepias verticillata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Summer

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Roadside planting