Fourleaf milkweed

plant profile

Fourleaf Milkweed (Asclepias quadrifolia) is an upright, single-stemmed clad with a distinctive whorl of four symmetrical, egg-shaped leaves, 2-6 in. long, along the stem. The flowers are white to pinkish in color. Fourleaf Milkweed is sometimes referred to as Whorled Milkweed but it should not be confused with Asclepias verticillata which is Whorled Milkweed.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 3 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: May – July

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low to Average

Maintenance: Low