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Whorled Milkweed Plant Sets

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Whorled Milkweed Plant Sets

Regular Price
$34.00
Sale Price
$34.00
Regular Price
Sold Out
Unit Price
per 

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3-Pack

  • Multi-season bloom
  • Return each year
  • Free shipping

This pale green-white milkweed is a host plant for monarch caterpillars and ideal for dry, sunny and part shade areas. Thin leaves arranged in whorls adorned with tiny fragrant blooms late in the season, providing nectar for a variety of butterflies and bees through early fall.

Grown non-GMO and free of harmful neonicotinoids, these native Whorled Milkweed plants for sun/part-shade:

• Support other wildlife species including birds, butterflies, moths, and bees
• Return each year 
• Never need chemicals and require less water once established
• Are deer resistant, once established
Available in sets of three or six plants.

Did you know? The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) that relies on native milkweed to survive has declined in population by 90%. By planting milkweed, you are restoring critical habitat for monarchs and making a real difference toward saving these iconic creatures!

This set of Whorled Milkweed keystone plants also supports:

- 13 other butterfly species
- 96% of backyard birds that rely on these insects to feed their young
- Dozens of other pollinator species foraging for nectar

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

All purchases support National Wildlife Federation’s non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Our plants are grown regionally to thrive where you live and help local wildlife. Confirm availability for your area using the zip code checker near the add to cart button above.

Orders placed during an active shipping window will ship within 10 business days* of the order date.

*To ensure your plants arrive healthy, we may delay shipments to certain areas during times of extreme temperatures, natural disasters, or other conditions that will impact the plants during transit. Any delays will be clearly communicated.

See our Shipping Timeframes page for more detail.

When your order ships, you will receive an email from orders@gardenforwildlife.com with tracking information.

Your digital download containing garden design ideas and planting tips is sent by email immediately after purchase.

Also Includes: Garden design ideas and plant guidance from our pros.

Sizing: At the time of shipment, our plants have a developed root mass and emerging foliage around 4-8” high. The Whorled Milkweed grows to fill a space up to about 2x3 feet; perfect for a small garden bed in the sun or part shade. It will also thrive in a patio container if planted one per container.

Meet the Whorled Milkweed

Asclepias verticillata

Grows to 1-3 Ft

Spread 1-2 Ft

Blooms May -September

Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Soil Moisture: Dry, Medium

Soil Description: Sandy, Clay, Rocky Soils

Attracts: Monarchs, Native Bees, Bumblebees, Butterflies, Beneficial Insects

Deer Resistant: Yes

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You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
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Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
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Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
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All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
glove icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.
butterfly icon
You’ll help birds, pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, amphibians and small mammals, and reptiles.
globe icon
Your impact reaches far beyond your own garden. You’ll be creating habitat for declining wildlife, but also helping to reduce urban heat islands and manage storm water runoff.
house icon
Bring nature home. There’s no easier place to get a daily dose of nature and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits.
hand holding a plant icon
All orders support our non-profit mission to help declining wildlife and expand native plant availability nationwide.

Meet the Growers

When you buy a Garden for Wildlife™ Native Plant Collection, you're not just helping wildlife and the planet; you're also supporting the hard-working small businesses in your region who we've partnered with to grow our native plants. 

We select independent, regional growers who meet specific standards, including:

- Sustainable, chemical-free growing practices.

- Experience growing native, local ecotype plant species.

- The ability to grow and sort mass plugs/starter plants.

- The capacity to safely pack and ship plants to their new homes.

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KB
09/22/2022
Kristen B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Disappointing species for shipping

I purchased a total of six species, 18 plants from Garden for Wildlife. While they were all smaller than I anticipated, they are healthy and robust. I repotted them all so they could get bigger before I plant them later in October. Unfortunately the Whorled Milkweed disappoints. It isn’t as pictured at all. The images show the plant in front of another plant with large, broad leaves. This milkweed has very thin, narrow leaves. The first set of three whorled milkweed I received the plants were barely more than sprouts and had many brown leaves. Garden for Wildlife kindly sent another set, but they don’t look much better. I think this dainty milkweed species is just not hearty enough for the long shipping process.

09/22/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so sorry to hear that your plants have not fared well. Please reach out to us at orders@gardenforwildlife.com if there is anything else that we can do to help.

MH
09/20/2022
Maureen H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

So easy!

The plants arrived quickly and in great shape. Very easy to plant where I wanted!

09/21/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We appreciate your support of our mission to help wildlife with native plants.

LS
09/20/2022
Lucy S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

All new plants survived the drought conditions except one

I only had one plant out of all the ones purchased that didn’t hold up after being planted.

09/21/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We are do sorry to hear that one of your plants did not survive. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at orders@gardenforwildlife.com so we can help.

JW
09/20/2022
Janice W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Perfect!

Received three plants. They are all doing well. Can't wait to see if our monarchs like them next year!

09/20/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so glad to hear that your plants are doing well. Thank you for planting natives and helping wildlife!

DB
09/15/2022
Debra B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very Happy

Plant packaging was the best I've ever seen. Plants looked very healthy.

09/15/2022

Garden for Wildlife by National Wildlife Federation

We are so glad to hear that you have had a good experience with your plants. Thank you for planting with a purpose!