Asclepias sullivantii Prairie Milkweed
This rare prairie plant is a well-behaved cousin of Common Milkweed. One of the very best nectar plants for attracting butterflies, it creeps slowly by rhizomes, making it a great choice for butterfly gardens. Fragrant rose-colored blooms attract butterflies and birds and make excellent cut flowers.
Prairie Milkweed is native to eastern Nebraska and is hardy to Zones 4 - 7. It's rapidly disappearing because of habitat loss. Save this rare milkweed while you're saving the Monarchs!