Sullivant's milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii

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Sullivant's milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)
Genus:  Asclepias

Information below provided by Prairie Nursery

"Visited by hummingbirds and Monarch butterflies, this gorgeous native prairie plant is one of the very best for attracting butterflies and a variety of nectar-seeking pollinators. Sullivant’s Milkweed is similar in looks to common milkweed, but is much less aggressive. The leaves are completely smooth and succulent-like. It does develop a deep taproot which protects the plant in times of drought, but also makes it difficult to move.  A fine addition to any sunny, medium to medium-moist perennial garden and a superior candidate for the butterfly garden. The structural shape and bold texture help it stand out in the border garden."

Care: 

"Plant in full sun, in medium to moist loam. In their first year transplants are often slow starters, but in the second year growth is strong."

 

Overview

Height
3 to 5 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Green
Uses
Beds and Borders
Type
Perennials

Asclepias sullivantii