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Spider Milkweed Seeds

SKU: AM012987
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Spider Milkweed, is extremely drought tolerant and thrives in dry, fast-draining soils. A showy variety of asclepias, Spider Milkweed's off-white blossoms surrounded in green, along with its shorter height (12"), make for a unique statement in the summer garden. This variety is extremely attractive to Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs. (Asclepias viridis)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias viridis
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Southeast, Midwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 50 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings


Perennial – blooms appear in the second season and will reappear for many years to come. 12" tall. Spider Milkweed (Asclepias viridis) is a shorter variety of asclepias and also a light spreader, making it an ideal plant for smaller pollinator gardens or those who don’t want to naturalize their landscape with Milkweed. An earlier bloomer (May to June), Spider Milkweed is an important resource for early generations of Monarch butterflies, as well as an early nectar source for other pollinators and beneficial bugs. This variety is tolerant of dry conditions and thrives in fast-draining soils and full sun to partial shade. Requires a cold period in order to germinate and is best planted in the fall or forced into cold stratification for spring seeding.