Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Asclepias exaltata


Full Sun
Partial Shade
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Butterflies

Asclepias exaltata (Apocynaceae)
(as-KLEP-ee-as ekks-all-TAY-ta)
Poke Milkweed

Named for its resemblance to pokeweed, this Asclepias is found throughout the eastern United States, growing happily along forest edges in dappled-to-part shade. Tall for a milkweed, it towers to 6' under ideal conditions. Interesting white flowers with pendulous umbels that are similar in appearance to an Allium bloom. Provides a Monarch larval food source for part-shade areas where Butterfly Weed won't grow.

Bloom color:
Bloom period: mid-summer
Height: 3-6'
Spread: 2-3'
Zones: 4-7

Container size: Qt.
Price: $12
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