Asclepias verticillata (Whorled Milkweed) [15 Seeds]

$4.25

Germination Information: I recommend these seeds only for gardeners who have experience with seeds that benefit from or require a chilling period. The easiest approach is to surface-sow, or just lightly cover, the seeds in a pot in fall to late winter, setting them outdoors in a spot protected from mice so they can get a natural chilling period and then germinate when conditions are right in spring.

If you sow after February, give the pot an artificial chilling period of about 2 months.

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Whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) looks very much like Arkansas bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii) in leaf, spreading by rhizomes to form patches of slender, unbranched, 1- to 3-foot-tall stems holding whorls of slender, rich green leaves. Clusters of greenish white flowers bloom in mid to late summer. Like other milkweeds, whorled milkweed serves as a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. The flowers also attract a variety of pollinators. Native to much of the US, east of the Rocky Mountains. Full sun to light shade; average to dry soil. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.

Seed collected in September 2021 is sold out. I hope to collect again in 2022.

Please read the germination information as well before ordering.

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