Asclepias viridis

Green Antelope Horn Milkweed

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Item #: 10907

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Asclepias viridis is a US prairie native (Ohio south to Florida and west to Texas), that makes a superb garden perennial. For us, green antelope horn milkweed forms a 2' tall x 2' wide clumping specimen with thick outward leaning stalks. The terminal flower heads start for us in early May with a cluster of green buds that open to reveal green petals that hold the symmetrically arranged purple stamens. Asclepias viridis is very similar to Asclepias asperula, but with wider foliage. Average to dry soils are preferred. Asclepias viridis is a favorite of bees and monarch butterflies, but thankfully, not deer.