Clasping Milkweed

plant profile

It gets its common name because the base of the oppositely arranged leaves wraps around or “clasps” the stem.  Clasping Milkweed is also known as Bluntleaf Milkweed and Sand Milkweed. Clasping Milkweed is best for meadows/natural areas and it needs dry, sandy, or gravelly soil.  The habit is upright with single unbranched stems and it has single rounded clusters of fragrant pink flowers that have cream or green in them.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 2 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: June – July

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low

Maintenance: Low