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Poke Milkweed - Asclepias exaltata

Regular price $6.00

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Phonetic: as-KLEE-pee-as eks-all-TAY-tuh

Poke Milkweed thrives in dappled to full shade. It has oval leaves, growing opposite on stems that can reach five feet, considerably taller than other milkweed species. Large clusters of white to cream, tinted with purple and green, flowers droop elegantly on slender stalks. Though long lived, this species is not invasive or aggressive. The foliage and flowers provide a source of food and host plant for the Monarch butterflies.

  • Hardiness Zones: 4-7
  • Native Region: USDA Plant Database
  • Sun Exposure: Part sun to shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Soil Type: Medium wet to medium dry
  • Mature Plant Size: 5' Height, 2-3' Width
  • Plant Spacing: 2'
  • Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly
  • Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
  • Advantages: Shade tolerant
  • Landscape Uses: Cottage and Butterfly gardens, Naturalize
  • Companion Plants: Butterfly Weed, Swamp Milkweed