Hirtella Asclepias
Hirtella Asclepias
Hirtella Asclepias
Hirtella Asclepias
Hirtella Asclepias
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Hirtella Asclepias

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Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)Moist to Dry36-inches tall x 12-inches wide
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.

Plant Characteristics
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Mature Plant Size: 36-inches tall x 12-inches wide
Habit: Upright
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Plant Needs
Light Level: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)
Overwinter Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry, Well-drained
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Tolerates: Sandy soil
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