Prairie Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii) - Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant
Prairie Milkweed, Sullivant's Milkweed
Plant Type: Perennial
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!