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So ... we had a small mixup. Our milkweed seeds got shuffled while propagating our plants, and now we have a mix of Common Milkweed and Prairie (Sullivant's) Milkweed. I'm pretty sure I can tell the seedlings apart ... but purchasing this plant only guarantees you'll get one OR the other. They are VERY similar!


"Prairie Milkweed is also called Sullivant's Milkweed, named for William Starling Sullivant, an American botanist of the mid-1800's. This Milkweed appears generally similar to Common Milkweed but is less aggressive, has slightly smaller flowers, and an overall smooth appearance on the stem, leaves and seed pods. Visited by hummingbirds and a wide variety of bees and butterflies (including, of course, Monarchs, who use the plant as a larval host), Prairie Milkweed is one of the plants favored by the larvae of the Milkweed Leaf-Miner fly, which bore holes in the leaves." ( Milkweed grows to 36-48”H and blooms June/July/Aug.


Clearance price -- original price $18, now $12 per 4-pack


  • Pickup is at the Columbus Garden School, 1350 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH 43224.


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[Grown locally at CGS. Plant photos are from our seed source, See their website for a detailed description of each plant -- and to order your own seed.]

Milkweed - Common OR Sullivants

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  • Pick up is at the Columbus Garden School (1350 E. Cooke Rd, Columbus OH 43224). We do NOT ship plants; delivery may be possible for large orders.

    Please prearrange a time window to pick up your purchase by emailing or texting (614) 404-7236 first.

    Inspect your purchase carefully before you leave the garden school. All sales are final.