The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

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