Asclepias viridiflora
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 1.5-2 feet; 0.5-0.6 metres Spread: 0.3-0.75 feet; 0.1-0.2 metres Sun: Full sun Water: Medium-dry to dry Wildlife: The flower nectar attracts mostly bumblebees but ants are also attracted. Monarch caterpillars will feed on the foliage. Other insects such as tiger moths and long-horned beetles will also feed on this plant. Bloom Colour: Light green Tolerates: Partial sun, mesic conditions and rich loam if well-drained Culture: Green milkweed prefers dry-mesic to dry conditions in poor soil including gravelly or sandy material. After blooming and producing seeds, the plant will start to deteriorate. Noteworthy Characteristics: Green milkweed consists of an unbranched central stem that is light green to purplish and slightly hairy. The edges of the opposite, pinnate green leaves often fold upward. Generally, a plant will have 1 to 4 umbels which are dome-shaped and have up to 45 flowers each. Garden Uses: Butterfly or native garden