Asclepias exaltata

Common name: Poke Milkweed

Native plant

Poke Milkweed is a unique milkweed perfect for those who want to help save the monarch but have a bit too much shade for some of the more common varieties.  The flowers of this plant hang on long pedicels, leaving the small, claw-like, white to pale purple flowers dangling in loose umbels atop the plant.  It is a host for monarch butterflies and is frequently visited by many other butterflies and bees.


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Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period


General information

Mature height
4 Feet
Max height
6 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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