Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Green Milkweed

Asclepias viridiflora
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie, Glade
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green, Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

18 to
24
inches

Spread:

12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Size
Height: 18 to
24
inches
Spread: 12 to
18
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalized prairie plantings, native gardens, wildflower meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grows easily in full sun and well drained soils.
Special Features
Special Usage
Basic Description

Green-yellow rounded flower clusters, often nodding. Grows on prairies, glades and along roadsides.Part of our Monarch Cafe plant tag series.

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