Asclepias sullivantii
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 0.6-0.9 metres; 2-3 feet Spread: 0.3-0.5 metres; 1-1.5 feet Sun: Full sun Water: medium to wet Wildlife: Attracts butterflies Bloom Colour: Pink Tolerates: Deer Culture: Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun. May self-seed 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. Noteworthy Characteristics: Sullivant's milkweed is a perennial milkweed sporting rounded clusters of pinkish-white to pinkish-purple, star-like flowers. Stems and leaves exude a milky sap when cut or bruised. Flowers give way to smooth seed pods valued in dried flower arrangements. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae. Garden Uses: Borders, butterfly gardens, naturalized areas