green milkweed

plant profile

Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridis) is an upright perennial boasting interesting clusters, about the size of a baseball, packed with tiny flowers with unique creamy greenish color, with purple highlights in the center. Green Milkweed is commonly referred to as Spider Milkweed or Green Antelope Horn Milkweed, but both of these plants are different species of milkweed and should not be confused with Green Milkweed.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 3 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Time: May – August

Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low to Average

Maintenance: Low