Asclepias hirtella

Common name: Green Milkweed

Native plant

Less well known than the others, this milkweed offers a much different look than some of the more common ones.  It has thin, lance-shaped leaves and light green umbels of flowers emerging from nodes like little pom poms running up and down the plant.  Like all milkweeds, this plant is a host for Monarch caterpillars as well as many other pollinators. Does well in all sun conditions, but will have the most robust growth and flower development in full sun.

Limited availability.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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