Wand Milkweed

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Wand Milkweed

Asclepias viridiflora
Milkweed, Green Comet Milkweed
2

3 feet
2

12 inches
Much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Very Low
  • Rain Garden
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Full sun or part shade. Perennial, stems are slender, up to three feet tall and produced singly or in pairs. The intricate green flowers appear in large umbels along the stem throughout the summer when there is moisture. Wand milkweed is often found in rocky fields but can easily be overlooked. 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:
2-3' H, 2-12" W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Green
Bloom Time:
June, July, August, September
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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