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Asclepias exaltata

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Poke Milkweed
A More Unusual Milkweed; Few Available
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
3' - 6'
1' - 2'
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist to Dry
$15.00/1 qt.

Asclepias exaltata or Poke Milkweed, is a relatively tall milkweed frequently found on the edges of forests. It vaguely resembles the Common Milkweed, A. syriaca, and has been known to hybridize with this species in areas where both occur in close proximity. The leaves can be quite large on plants growing in moist shaded conditions. The umbels (flower clusters) are pendulous with relatively few flowers. Strikingly aromatic when in bloom.

The umbels weep down with each flower on a long pedicel with 10+/- flowers per umbel. Color is white with lavender to green tinges. Stems of the umbels are a purplish color. Horns protrude through the hoods. Corolla reflexes backward. Corolla, hoods, and horns are a light pink color.

Size is 3' - 6'.

Information adapted from: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
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Photo(s) Credit:
Stan Kollar

Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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