Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) - Native Butterfly Host Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Plant Type: Perennial

Zones: 3-9

Plant Height: 18-36 in.

Light Requirements: Part shade to full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows best in well-drained soil

Propagation: Seeds

Host Plant: Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Soldier (Danaus eresimus) Butterfly

Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae. Three 4" potted plants will feed 1 larvae.

Plant Whorled Milkweed in your yard to watch butterflies visit and nectar from this attractive native plant!


A few of the butterflies and moths we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm