Poke Milkweed Asclepias exaltata one year old starter plant. Monarch butterfly host plant. A milkweed for a shadier spot. This is a first year seedling and they are rather small. Like many seedling milkweeds they are slow growing and often take 3 years to produce flowers. They need to be kept an eye on their first two years so they don’t get out competed and that bunnies don’t eat them (they love baby milkweeds)
These have gone dormant for the year, but still have excellent root growth and can be planted anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Just treat as is though it were still growing and water through any prolonged dry spells. If ordered in the fall they may still have some foliage or yellowing foliage but in late fall or winter will just be old stems. Planting dormant plants is a great way to get plants established for next season!
All of our plants are grown in biodegradable fabric pots. The containers are around 4″x4 1/2″ May be planted in the pot or removed. If kept on, I suggest ripping the sides of the pot for easier root penetration.