Milkweed, Whorled


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Milkweed, Whorled, Asclepias verticillata, 4in Potted Plant, Asclepiadaceae, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free

4in Potted Plant

Name: Whorled Milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias verticillata
Family: Asclepiadaceae

This variety of milkweed is known for its long thin leaves which twist and bend as they grow out. The skinny foliage is accompanied by white clusters of blooms that appear near the end of summer and attracts a variety of pollinators. Simple to grow, plants will often show back up following years from self-seeding and rhizome spreading. However, volunteer plants are easily maintained and do not usually become a nuisance.

Origination: North America
Recommended Uses: Ornamental
Height: 2ft (60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 3+
Flower Color: White, Sometimes, green & white
Maturity: 30-60 Days

Growing Instructions:
Milkweed grows best in sandy and well-draining soils in sunny areas as it is not shade tolerant. You may plant milkweed directly in beds or in pots if you wish to keep them from spreading. When planting beds, plant groupings of seeds at least a foot and a half (.5 m) apart – lightly coving the seeds with soil, and keeping moist until germination. Planting is usually best done in early spring or fall. If the plants get defoliated from caterpillars eating the plants down to the stem, the plant may be cared for normally as it will foliate within a few weeks.


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