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Sullivant's Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii
SKU: HC017281
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
Sullivant's Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), is a rare Midwestern milkweed species that blooms in summer with pink, monarch-butterfly-attracting flowers. Its large, attractive leaves and sturdy stems, make it a bold addition to the perennial border.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias sullivantii
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid-summer


Sullivant’s Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii), is considered one of the best Monarch-attracting plants for the garden. It's large, summer blooming pink flower clusters are rich with nectar and it's well behaved in the garden, spreading slowly by deep rhizomes. The large semi-succulent foliage is attractive and held on sturdy upright stems which make it a handsome standout in the perennial border. A rare Midwestern species, Prairie Milkweed grows well in a variety of soil types including clay where it needs moderately moist conditions and full sun. Recommended companion plants include Purple Coneflower (Echinacea), Obedient Plant (Physostegia) and Big Bluestem Grass (Andropogon).
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