Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii) - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant

Shady Oak Butterfly Farm


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Prairie Milkweed, Sullivant's Milkweed

Asclepias sullivantii

Plant Type: Perennial

Zones: 3-7

Plant Height: 3 ft.

Light Requirements: Full sun

Water/Soil Requirements: Grows best in consistently moist soil

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings, or dividing roots

Host Plant: Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Soldier (Danaus eresimus) Butterfly

Nectar Plant: Butterflies and other pollinators are attracted to light pink blooms. Remove spent flowers regularly to encourage repeat blooming.

Starter Plants are not large enough to feed larvae. Two 4" potted plants will feed 1 larvae.

Plant Prairie Milkweed in your yard to watch butterflies visit and nectar from this attractive native plant!


Butterflies we raise at Shady Oak Butterfly Farm