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Whorl-leaf Milkweed, Whorled Milkweed.
|Size:||1-3 ft tall by to 1 ft wide|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden. This is a small but pretty little plant. Grow it in a moist wildflower garden.|
|Considerations:||It may be necessary to re-seed to keep this in the garden. Seed is not generally commercially available. This is the most toxic of the milkweeds and is considered a weed where livestock graze.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
|Soil pH:||Acidic to neutral|
Larval host for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Attracts various pollinators.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures