The Native Plant Store can Now be Found Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all the species moved to the new page and all the quirks worked out in the new software so it can function as a searchable library.
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information in this existing library to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

Asclepias exaltata, Poke Milkweed

Asclepias exaltata

Poke Milkweed

  • Average to moderately wet or moderately dry soils 
  • Partial to full shade
  • 4’ to 5’ tall, 2’ to 3’ wide
  • Mid Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thrives Forest and Open Woodland Ecosystems

Still new to my gardens, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery.

A woodland species, this Milkweed thrives in dappled shade and rich soil.

When happy, they can grow to 5’ in height. Prairie Moon’s description of this species warns that they can be difficult to keep happy after transplant, so please be sure that you have an appropriate location for them and to handle the seedlings with care.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by peganum, Dendroica cerulea and peganum

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality