Asclepias viridis, Green Milkweed

Asclepias viridis, Green Milkweed

A Missouri native perennial whose flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies. Showy clusters of rose-white flowers surrounded by green appear in late spring to early summer. A beautiful plant that spreads slowly. 5″ long seeds pods are delightful in dried arrangements. Other common names include Green Antelope Horn due to its curved green seedpods, and Spider Milkweed as White Crab Spiders enjoy it as a home.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asclepias viridis

Common Name

Milkweed

Bloom Color

Green, Pink

Bloom Time

Late Spring, Early Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

18-30″

Width

12-24″

Uses

Butterflies, Dried Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Soil

Average

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

5-9

Plant Type

Perennial