Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Sullivant’s Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
Native Environment: Prairie
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Butterfly / Moth Host, Butterfly / Moth Nectar
Animal
Resistance
Deer Resistant
Size

Height:

30 to
42
inches

Spread:

18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
42
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Size
Height: 30 to
42
inches
Spread: 18 to
36
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Naturalized prairie plantings, native gardens, wildflower meadows.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Moderate moisture, full sun. Spreads by underground rhizomes.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fragrant
Basic Description

Similar to common milkweed, but with hairless foliage; handsome salmon-veined leaves; rounded clusters of purplish pink flowers. Grows in wet prairies.Part of our Monarch Cafe plant tag series.

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