Green Comet milkweed

plant profile

Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) is frequently overlooked because it does not tend to grow in colonies or mass groupings. It usually develops as a single or dual-stemmed unbranched plant that prefers to keep some distance from any neighbors. The flowers are yellow-green and light green, with a hint of pink. Individual flowers have 5 petals and 5 sepals. Green Comet Milkweed is also referred to as Short Green Milkweed.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 2 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Time: May – August

Soil Type: Clay, Loam, and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low to Average

Maintenance: Low