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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 3.5 inch pot $14.50

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