The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Asclepias verticillata, Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Whorled Milkweed

  • Average to dry soils 
  • Full sun to Light Shade
  • 2’ tall, 1’ to 2’ wide
  • Late Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives Meadow and Dry Meadow Ecosystems

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

The shortest of the Ontario native Milkweed species that I’m offering this year, these mature to roughly 2’ in height. Like Common Milkweed, they are rhizomatous and will spread over time, rather than forming a dense clump.

While their foliage is quite distinct from many other Milkweeds, looking more like Liatris than Asclepias, it is still palatable to Monarch butterfly caterpillars

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by peganum, wackybadger and Joshua Mayer via Wikimedia Commons

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality