This listing is for one packet of Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) seeds. Each packet contains roughly 30 seeds. For best germination of native species, remember to scatter seeds November-January!
A tall woodland species of milkweed with unusual flowers. Long lived, but not and aggressive spreader. Perfect for adding a monarch host plants to woods edges or bright understory! Poke milkweed’s tall, generally unbranched habit means it prefers sheltered areas where it won’t be blown over.
Light: Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Humus, Loam, Sandy Loam
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun-Jul
Root Type: Taproot
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers are more specialized than other species of milkweed, and attract mainly bumblebees and butterflies. As with other milkweeds, it host monarch butterflies and a few species of beetle and aphid. Generally avoided by browsers.