Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata SEEDS

Whorled Milkweed also called Horsetail Milkweed
Asclepias verticillata

Bloom Time: July August September
Bloom Color: White
Height: 2'
Part Shade to Full Sun
Medium to Dry Soil types
Zone: 3-9
Spacing 12-24"
Planting depth: 1/4"
Not too showy of a plant with its thin wispy leaves (see 2nd pic) but does attract pollinators and great host for Monarch caterpillars

*Seeds need to be Stratified for minimum 30 days.
If you live in a colder climate plant in Fall so seeds overwinter in cold weather. If planting in Spring to Summer or mild winters you can stratify seeds in your refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Instructions on how to do this will be included with your purchase.

Asclepias verticillata has very skinny "whorled" leaves.  There are clusters of approximately 20 flowers near the top of each plant.  Whorled Milkweed can bloom anytime between July and September, which is later in the year than many other Milkweeds. The white flowers can be a greenish-white on some plants. When the Whorled Milkweed is mature it reaches a height around 2'. The nectar of the flowers attracts many kinds of insects, including long-tongued bees, short-tongued bees, wasps, flies, butterflies, skippers and beetles. Whorled Milkweed is deer and rabbit-resistant. Note that It is rhizomatous, and will spread.

Native plant seeds in general do not have very high germination rates. Plant a few seeds per 1 plant desired

25 seeds

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