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Asclepias hirtella – Tall Green Milkweed


Asclepias hirtella Tall Green Milkweed is a Michigan native although it is considered threatened in the state. Tall Green Milkweed is found throughout the Tallgrass Prairie region in open areas, usually in prairies or remnants of prairies and throughout the midwest. Though not as well known as other varieties of milkweed, Tall Green Milkweed distinguishes itself with abundant clusters of green-white flowers that attract many butterflies and bees.

Other Common Names in use include Green Milkweed.

Available May 2017

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Asclepias hirtella Tall Green Milkweed


USA:  AL ,  AR ,  GA ,  IA ,  IL ,  IN ,  KS ,  KY ,  LA ,  MI ,  MN ,  MO ,  MS ,  OH ,  OK ,  TN ,  WI ,  WV 
Native Distribution:  Threatened in  MI and MN. 

Asclepias hirtella Tall Green Milkweed matures to 4′ in height and has white-green flowers.  It prefers medium-wet through dry soil conditions and grows best in full sun to partial shade.  Like most Milkweeds, it blooms mid-summer: June, July, and August.  Tall Green Milkweed is attractive to butterflies and bees.  Bee visitors include honeybees, bumblebees, and leaf-cutting bees.

Other Common Names in use include Green Milkweed.

Milkweed (Asclepias spp.) is of vital importance and critical to the survival of the Monarch butterfly as the larvae only eat milkweed. Females will search for fresh tender leaves on which to lay their eggs. With habitat loss and the use of pesticides it is has become increasingly difficult for Monarchs to find Asclepias during their spring migration and throughout the summer breeding season, particularly in the Midwest prairies where it once grew in abundance.

All of our plants are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and are safe for developing larvae.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 4 × 4 in