Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) in the Milkweeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 24 - 60 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Ordering seeds yet and trying something new this year? (of course you are!) by zxcvbob Jun 27, 2020 8:29 PM 4
Growing Milkweeds by luvsgrtdanes Sep 12, 2020 8:13 PM 547
Milkweed by PeggyC Jun 1, 2018 5:45 PM 13
Are you sowing any new wildflowers this year? by SongofJoy Feb 17, 2013 1:41 PM 8

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