Asclepias exaltata


Common Name: poke milkweed
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:2 to 5 feet
Width:2 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Woodland
Soil Type:moist
Soil Moisture:Mesic
Seed Ripens:late summer
USDA Zones:3 to 8
Flower Colour:green and white
Bloom Time:late spring to early summer
Comments:Larval plants for monarchs. Good nectar plant.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires light to germinate.
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Picture Copyright: William S. Justice @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database