Asclepias viridiflora

Common name: Short Green Milkweed

Native plant

One of the harder to find Asclepias in nature as it does not have the "flash" of some of its more colorful cousins. It is, none the less, a wonderful plant that flows over the ground and flowers in cluster that are reminiscent of Mead's milkweed. I have been waiting some time to have this plant on offer and only last year did the population I've been watching finally have pods. For those of you with sandy, loamy and drier soils  this plant is a wonderful addition. I would avoid this speices if you have wet soils and heavy shade. 


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Harsh Exposure Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils, Savannas

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Low branched

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
2 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Drought Resistant Pollinator hot spot

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