Prairie Milkweed Sullivants Smooth Asclepias sullivantii SEEDS

Sullivant's Milkweed also called Prairie or Smooth Milkweed
Asclepias sullivantii

Bloom Time: June-July
Bloom Color: Pink
Height: 2-3'
Full Sun
Medium to Wet soil
Zone: 3-7
Spacing: 12-18"
Planting depth: 1/4"
Native Range: Central North America
Showy Fragrant Flower

*Seeds need to be Stratified for minimum 30 days.
If you live in a colder climate plant in Fall so seeds overwinter in cold weather. If planting in Spring to Summer or mild winters you can stratify seeds in your refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Instructions on how to do this will be included with your purchase.

Asclepias sullivantii, commonly called Smooth milkweed, Sullivant's milkweed or Prairie milkweed, is a perennial similar to Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) except smooth milkweed has (a) smooth (glabrous) stems, leaves and seed pods, (b) leaves with a significant upward sweep and distinctive reddish midveins and (c) larger flowers. It is a native plant which commonly occurs in moist prairies areas including river bottomland and moist meadowland.  Round 3" clustered star-like flowers of pinkish-white to pinkish-purple appear mostly over a long bloom period from late spring well into summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars).

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. Easily grown from seed, and may self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open. Once established, it is best to leave plants undisturbed because they develop deep taproots which make transplanting difficult.

Native plant seeds in general do not have very high germination rates. Plant a few seeds per 1 plant desired

approx 15 seeds

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