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Poke Milkweed Seeds

SKU: AM012947
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Poke Milkweed grows best in indirect sun or partial shade, making it a superb plant for gardens with dappled sunlight. An important resource for Monarch butterflies, the bi-colored flowers also attract a variety of beneficial insects, including some varieties of moths. Tall, slender stalks reach heights of 5' and produce globe-shaped blooms that instead of standing upright, dangle elegantly off the stems. (Asclepias exaltata)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias exaltata
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 50 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Mass Plantings


Perennial – blooms appear in the second season and will reappear for many years to come. 60" tall. Although Poke Milkweed is a long-lasting perennial, it does not spread as aggressively as other asclepias varieties. This makes it a smart option for smaller landscapes and more manicured gardens. Poke Milkweed is a habitat and food source for Monarch butterflies, moths, and other fascinating pollinators in your region. Like all milkweed grown from seed, this variety needs a cold period in order to germinate and is best planted in the fall or forced into cold stratification for spring seeding.