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Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)

Typically found growing in large groupings due to its ability to spread by roots, its white summer flowers are a welcome site in a sea of purples and yellow. A tough plant native to Illinois dry prairies, this plant will grow where many others will not.


  • Acronym: ASCVER
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Bloom Time: July - September
  • Typical Height: 24"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun - Part Shade
  • Soil Preference: Dry-Mesic
  • Root Structure:  Fiberous with Long Rhizomes
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 11,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**
    1. Lee County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Asclepias verticillata - Per Ounce

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