Whorled milkweed seed, Asclepias verticillata
3 10 $3.00 - $10.00
Sourcing good Whorled milkweed seed has been a challenge. This harvest of Asclepias verticillata from Iowa is the best quality I’ve seen in a decade. Three seed packet sizes so you can buy the amount for your planting space.
Life Expectancy: Perennial
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3-11 (-40ºF to 45ºF)
Light Requirement: Full sun.
Mature Height: 2 feet.
Bloom Colors: White to cream white may have yellow or green hues.
Propagation: Seed. Horizontal root rhizome with nodes.
Root Description: Clone forming rhizomes.
Root Spread: Indefinite spread via clone forming horizontal rhizomes.
Container: Temporary, while establishing root, about 16 months.
This could be the best value in the Grow Milkweed Plants store. Whorled milkweed is the smallest milkweed seed, by weight, in the milkweed plant family. Don't let the small seed size dissuade you about the plant’s value. Whorled milkweed is the monarchs second most abundant food source across the United States. Common milkweed is the most abundant. The excellent germination and light weight of the seed allow it to drift and spread in the wind. One gram of seed is equal to approximately four hundred twenty seeds! The adult plant has a soft appearance that is at home in a tall grass prairie, where it prefers to grow. Plant along garden boarders and open spaces. Adds a soft wispy look in the garden. Excellent plant in a prairie restoration.