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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













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