Sullivants also called prairie milkweed starter plant (Asclepias sullivantii) Similar to common milkweed but better behaved (common milkweed can be an aggressive rhizome spreader) and slightly smaller flowers. Like many milkweeds the flowers smell wonderful and are attractive to many butterflies and pollinators and are host for monarch butterflies. Also like many milkweeds, are slow growers and take three years to flower as they spend much of their first years developing roots.
These have gone dormant for the year, but still have excellent root growth and can be planted anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Just treat as is though it were still growing and water through any prolonged dry spells. If ordered in the fall they may still have some foliage or yellowing foliage but in late fall or winter will just be old stems. Planting dormant plants is a great way to get plants established for next season!
All of our plants are grown in biodegradable fabric pots. The containers are around 4″x4 1/2″ May be planted in the pot or removed. If kept on, I suggest ripping the sides of the pot for easier root