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Asclepias exaltata / Poke Milkweed

A forest-growing milkweed, tall and husky with a starburst of blooms. Primarily found in northern hills, in rich, well-drained soils with a bit of extra light. Looks phenomenal in a boulder-strewn woodland garden or along a shaded edge. Host for Monarch caterpillars, nectar source for many butterflies. Deer resistant.

 

Height: 3′ – 5′        Blooms: June

Habitat: Well-drained, sun to part shade

Provenance: NJ

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