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Spider Milkweed Seeds

 
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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)

Zones 5 - 9
Ideal Regions
Southeast
Midwest
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12" tall
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Size Packet
SKU AAS8QPK

Plant Information

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.
SKU AAS8QPK
Common Name Spider Milkweed, Green Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias viridis
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink, Green
Mature Height 12" tall
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage covers approximately 50 square feet
Seeds Per Packet 25
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To Midwest and Southeastern United States
Native Yes
Ideal Region Southeast, Midwest
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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