Asclepias sullivantii

Common name: Prairie Milkweed

Native plant

A smaller, less aggressive milkweed choice, this plant reaches a maximum height of 4', but usually only makes it to 2 or 3.  It thrives in nearly all soil conditions but prefers full sun.  Flowers are light pink umbels that occur at the top and in the upper axils. Leaves are oblong with rounded tips and a distinct pink midvein.  This plant is a host for Monarch caterpillars as well as many other pollinators.


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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils, Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Road-side/Salt Tolerant


Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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