Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Poke Milkweed

Poke Milkweed

Asclepias exaltata

Part to full shade, medium to moderately dry moisture level, rich loam or sandy loam with organic matter, slightly acidic to neutral pH.  3-5 ft. height, blooms in summer, white flowers.

Germination Code:  C (30)

Native Region:  Primarily in Blue Ridge and in Ridge and Valley provinces and also in isolated counties in Middle Tennessee

Attracts butterflies and bees.  Larval food for Monarch butterfly.

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