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Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)

Habitat: Forests, Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Shade

Flowers: White

Attributes: Butterfly host plant, Butterfly nectar plant

Height: 45-150 cm (17-59 in)


This milkkweed is similar in appearnce to Common Milkweed, but with drooping clusters of white flowers. It is best grown in shady woodland gardens, ion deep rich, moist soil.


For more information about this plant please visit the Ontario Wildflowers website


4265 Wilmot-Easthope Rd., New Hamburg,  (2 km north of highway 7/8 or south of Erb's Road)

Nursery (please call ahead) 519-662-2529 (office) or 519-272-3393 (cell)
Preorder or consultation 519-831-0953 or email