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: prairie milkweed, butterflyweed, butterfly milkweed, tall green 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.
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