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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Pricing

Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Environment

Lightly compacted soils, Harsh exposure tolerant, Road-side/salt tolerant

Growth form

Colonizing

General information

Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Moderate
Flower color
Pink

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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