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Prairie Milkweed

SKU: AM017295
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias) is a hummingbird favorite and ideal pollinator plant, attracting a wide variety of bees and butterflies to the garden. Easy to grow and endlessly rewarding, prairie milkweed blooms throughout the summer, producing clusters of fragrant, pink flowers. Flowers give way to smooth seed pods that are prized for dried flower arrangements. (Asclepias sullivanti)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias sullivanti
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Mature Spread
12-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


36-48" tall x 12-24" wide. Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivanti) is a native perennial with big personality, making a striking addition to butterfly gardens and is perfect for naturalizing in meadows. Large, smooth leaves stand upright and boast a prominent pink midrib, accenting the gorgeous pink blooms. Once common in tallgrass prairies, the bold foliage looks striking against thin blades of ornamental grasses. Prairie Milkweed is a host plant for monarch caterpillars and an excellent nectar source for adult monarchs. Plants resist deer browsing and tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Give them plenty of sunshine in a well-selected planting location. Prairie Milkweed produces a deep taproot over time, helping the plant tolerate periods of drought, but making plants difficult to move. Plants can spread by rhizome, but are much less aggressive than common milkweed. Collect seed pods to prevent self-sowing.