Whorled milkweed

plant profile

Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) blooms later than most milkweeds and often blooms into September. Whorled Milkweed is an upright, unbranched plant with whorls of long, finely textured needle-like leaves. The flowers are small creamy-white clusters. The blossoms give way to smooth seed pods in the fall.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 3 feet

Roots: Rhizomes

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: May – September

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low

Maintenance: Low