Poke Milkweed Picture

Found along wood's edges in upland woods, this unusual milkweed has large, loose heads of interesting, bi-colored white or pink and green flowers in June and July. Nectar attracts butterflies ans other native pollinators, erect seedpods up to 6 inch in length persist into the fall and split to release wind-distributed seeds with feathery parachutes. Food plant for Monarch & Queen Butterfly Monarch & Queen Butterfly caterpillars (Danaus plexippus & D. gilippus).

Dry To Moist
Sun To Part Shade
3-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3a-7b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: ME, sw QC, s. ON & MN, south to the mtns of GA & northern AL)

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 4 weeks, plant very shallow (needs light to germinate)

Poke Milkweed in a 3.5 inch pot $16.25 (Temporarily Sold Out*)

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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