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Sullivant’s milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii

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." 

  • Genus : Asclepias
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Bloom Time : Summer

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