Sullivant's Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii

Sullivant's Milkweed, also known as Prairie Milkweed, is a long-lived perennial and very similar to Common Milkweed at first glance. However, Sullivant's Milkweed is less aggressive, its completely smooth leaves are more succulent-like, and the …

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Plants 3" Pots
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5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
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SKU
31260-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 4'
Bloom Color Pink
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant

Sullivant's Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), also known as Prairie Milkweed, is a long-lived perennial and very similar to Common Milkweed at first glance. However, Sullivant's Milkweed is less aggressive, has smooth succulent-like leaves, and the flowers are typically a uniform pink.

Listed as a threatened species in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan, this gorgeous prairie plant makes a fine addition to any sunny perennial garden with medium soil. A superior candidate for the butterfly garden, Sullivant's is one the best milkweeds for attracting butterflies. Hummingbirds and a variety of other pollinators will also take great interest. The structural shape and bold texture of this milkweed help it stand out in a border. It does just as well as a member of a naturalized planting with other prairie species such as Wild Quinine, Meadow Blazingstar and Culver's Root.

Sullivant's Milkweed is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly, Queen butterfly, and the Milkweed Tussock Moth.