Green Milkweed

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Green Milkweed

Asclepias viridis
Milkweed, Green Antelope Horn Milkweed
1

2 feet
1

2 feet
From Nebraska to Texas, east to Florida
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Rain Garden

About This Plant

Full sun or part shade. Perennial, with thick green foliage in excess of 24 inches tall and wide. This is one of the taller milkweeds native to San Antonio. A large umbel of intricate flowers is produced at or near the end of each stem. Much like Antelope Horn Milkweed, the seed pods or follicles resemble antelope horns as they mature. Milkweeds are the only food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars.

Maintenance

None, beyond the care needed to establish. Aphids are likely to infest any milkweed, but they aren’t really a problem. They can be squished by hand or sprayed off with soapy water. Treating aphids will (obviously) wipe out the monarch caterpillars too.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1-2' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream, Purple
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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