Asclepias hirtella, Tall Green Milkweed



A. hirtella is an amazing, and unusual inclusion for any prairie restoration or sunny, well-drained spot in the garden. A. hirtella is of special value to bees and wasps. One of the key identifying traits of A. hirtella is the red stem and thin alternate leaves.

  • Listing ID: 1092
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: June-August
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Prefers full sun
  • Family: Apocynaceae (Milkweed or Dogbane)
  • Latin Name: Asclepias hirtella
  • Common Name: Tall Green Milkweed, Tall Milkweed, Green Milkweed
  • Eco-Region: 251