Here are some facts about Asclepias exaltata (Poke Milkweed):
1. It is native to the Eastern half of the United States
2. It is shade and drought tolerant frequently found growing on the edges of woodlands and forests or in clearings in the woodlands.
3. It is surprisingly aromatic when blooming.
4. Has striking flowers.
|Asclepias exaltata flowers|
|Bee on Asclepias exaltata|
7. I have found that it blooms earlier than other Milkweeds-mine is in full bloom now (mid June).
8. Low maintenance.
9. Hardy between -40 and -30F.
10. Deer and rabbit resistant.
11. Easy to start from seed.
You can find seed for this awesome native plant at prairiemoon.com-https://www.prairiemoon.com/seeds/wildflowers-forbs/asclepias-exaltata-poke-milkweed.html.
Until next time-Happy Planting!!!