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Hirtella Asclepias Plant

  • - Tall Green Milkweed, Prairie Milkweed
  • - Height: 2-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: June-August
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Hirtella Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Hirtella Asclepias is different from many of the other varieties of milkweed because of its narrow alternate leaves, greenish-white flower umbels, absence of horns in the flower hoods, and it's capability to produce many blooms. Tall Green Milkweeds flowers are a source of nectar for many butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. It is a host plant monarch caterpillar, and wild birds use fiber from the plant to create their nests

Common Names: Tall Green Milkweed, Prairie Milkweed, Butterflyweed, Butterfly Milkweed

Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Hirtella Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don't want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Lavender, White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Drought tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden
Plant Used for Educational Value, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated