Asclepias sullivantii, Prairie Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii, Prairie Milkweed

A Missouri native perennial whose flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars. Sweetly fragrant, round 3″ clusters of star-like flowers in shades of pale pink to light purple appear over a long period from late spring well into summer. Its smooth 2-4″ seeds pods look delightful in dried arrangements.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asclepias sullivantii

Common Name

Milkweed

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Spring, Early Summer, Midsummer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24-36″

Width

12-18″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Dried Flower, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize

Resistance

Deer

Soil

Average

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-7

Plant Type

Perennial