Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

A good garden alternative to Common Milkweed because it doesn’t spread as much and has more vibrant pink flowers. Prairie or Sullivant’s Milkweed is a rare milkweed and a valuable garden and prairie flower. Supports monarch butterflies.


Sun:    Full Sun
Moisture:    Medium, Medium-Wet
Height:    3 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug
Color:    Pink
Spacing:    18-24″
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Prairie Milkweed will spread by underground rhizomes. Use in gardens and prairie plantings to support monarch caterpillars.

Companion Plants

Prairie Dropseed

Meadow Blazing Star

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Coreopsis