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Tall Green Milkweed Seeds

SKU: AM012965
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Tall Green Milkweed is one of the most prolific bloomers of all the Milkweeds, producing up to 100 flowers per cluster. This plant acts as a host for Monarch butterflies, but the elegant green blooms attract a myriad of pollinators to the summer garden. This Milkweed is one of the most versatile and will grow in moist to dry soil and full sun to partial shade. (Asclepias hirtella)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias hirtella
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Seed Life Cycle
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
Up to 48" tall
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 50 square feet
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


Perennial – blooms appear in the second season and will reappear for many years to come. 48" tall. Tall Green Milkweed is similar in appearance to Whorled Milkweed, but is shorter and has more narrow foliage. This Milkweed re-seeds readily, making it quick to spread and extremely easy to naturalize an area. Like all Milkweed, this variety requires a cold period in order to germinate and is best planted in the fall or forced into cold stratification for spring seeding. As Milkweed is the sole host plant for the Monarch butterfly, you’ll enjoy plenty of butterflies coming to and from your garden along with a variety of bees and other beneficial bugs.