Asclepias verticillata
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Hardiness Zone: 3-9 Height: 2-3 feet; 0.6-0.9 metres Spread: 1-2 feet; 0.3-0.6 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium to dry Wildlife: Nectar is food source for many insects. Larval host for Monarch butterfly. Bloom Colour: Greenish-white Tolerates: Deer; drought; rabbit Culture: The preference is full sun, mesic to dry conditions, and soil containing loam, clay-loam, sand, or gravel. Infertile soil is actually preferred because it reduces competition from taller plants. In open sunny areas with exposed soil, this plant can spread aggressively.