Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

A milkweed for shade gardens and woods! Poke Milkweed grows into a taller, bushy plant with leaves that support monarch caterpillars and white flowers that provide nectar for pollinators.


Sun:    Shade, Part Shade
Moisture:    Medium, Medium-Dry
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    June, July
Color:    White
Spacing:    24″
Zones:    4-7
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Poke Milkweed grows big. Put in large areas with shade or part-shade.

Companion Plants

Bottlebrush Grass
Zig Zag Goldenrod
Pennsylvania Sedge