Poke milkweed

plant profile

Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) has delicate white to pink flowers drooping on tall, green-purplish stalks. The downward drooping of the flowers is said to resemble small fireworks. The flowers also have pleasantly aromatic when they are in bloom.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 1 – 2 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: July – August

Soil Type: Loam and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Average

Maintenance: Low