Northeast Pollinator Plants
Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. Orders are shipped mid-June through September. We ship within two weeks of order or by mid-June for orders placed before shipping starts. Shipping free for any combination of 13+ plants. Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep. Please email if you prefer to order/pay by check than on-line, see Contact Us below.
Common Name: Poke Milkweed
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Light: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 USDA Zone Map
Flower Time: July - August
Flower Color: Light Pink
Notes: A great monarch attracting tall milkweed, with pendulous umbel flowers, suitable for dappled to open woodlands and edges.
Please note, all species of Asclepias are considered toxic for sheep, cattle and goats. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Native to most of Northeast (rare in south half of VT), South and Midwest US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).