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.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
3, 4, 5, 6, 7
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Smooth leaves with reddish midveins.
Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Spring / Summer
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