Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
White
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Picture courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Asclepias verticillata

Horsetail Milkweed

This milkweed has white clustered flowers and needle-like whorled leaves. It is fragrant and is known to attract Monarch butterflies!

Height:

12-36 in

Spacing:

12

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

White

Asclepias (as-klee'-pi-as)

Family: Asclepidaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

Clusters of vibrant flowers attract butterflies in profusion, July to August. Excellent for the butterfly garden, perennial border or as cut flowers. Attractive seedpods for crafts, arrangements.

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