Asclepias Hello Yellow

$11.00

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1 Gallon

Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’

Butterfly Weed
USDA Zone: 4-9
Plant number: 1.080.070

Developed from a native North American wildflower, this is an important source of food for Monarch butterflies. The plant forms an upright clump of narrow green leaves, bearing showy clusters of golden-yellow flowers in mid to late summer. Green fruit will develop after flowering which break open to reveal seeds with the same long silvery-white, silky hairs as its cousin, the common milkweed. The seedpods are excellent used in dried arrangements (pick and dry while still green). Great cut flower. Attractive to all butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and other beneficial insects. Deadhead flowers to stimulate another bloom. Very late to come up in the spring, so plant daffodils or other companion bulbs to mark the spot. Requires well-drained sandy soil.

Further details for
Asclepias tuberosa ‘Hello Yellow’

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy
Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid
Soil Moisture
Dry
Care Level
Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Yellow
Blooming Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Foliage Color
Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Border
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Drought Tolerant
Massed
Poisonous/Toxic
Wild Flower
Flower Head Size
Medium
Height
40-50 cm
16-20 inches
Spread
50-60 cm
20-23 inches
Foot Traffic
None

Growth Rate
Slow