Spider Milkweed Green Antelopehorn Asclepias viridis SEEDS

Spider Milkweed also called Green Antelopehorn or Green Milkweed
Asclepias viridis

Bloom Time: May-July
Bloom Color: Green with purple center
Height: 1.5-2.5'
Full Sun
Dry to Medium soil
Zone: 5-9
Spacing: 1-2'
Planting depth: 1/4"
Native Range: Southeastern North America
Showy Flower

*Seeds need to be Stratified for minimum 30 days.
If you live in a colder climate plant in Fall so seeds overwinter in cold weather. If planting in Spring to Summer or mild winters you can stratify seeds in your refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Instructions on how to do this will be included with your purchase.

Asclepias viridis is a perennial that grows to 20-30" tall on usually upright stems with pale green leaves (to 2-5” long). It is native to glades, prairies, pastures, fields and roadsides from Ohio to Nebraska south to Florida and Texas. Tiny green flowers with purple hoods bloom from May to June. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies, and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). Additional common names include green antelope horn (curved green seedpod resembles an antelope horn) and spider milkweed (due to a white crab spider that lives on this plant).

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant. Easily grown from seed. Once established, it is best to leave plants undisturbed because they develop deep taproots which make transplanting difficult. Plants will also spread by rhizomes, but are not considered to be invasive.

Native plant seeds in general do not have very high germination rates. Plant a few seeds per 1 plant desired

approx 10-15 seeds

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