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Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Butterfly Weed

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A hassel-free and long-lived North America native. Clusters of bright yellow nectar & pollen-laden blossoms attract butterflies and the leaves shelter monarch butterfly eggs waiting for larvae to emerge room and board provided! A must-have in every butterfly garden.

Asclepias Hello Yellow, a long-blooming perennial, provides branching clusters perfect for lush summer bouquets. Slender seed pods in late summer burst open to reveal brown seeds with glistening silky threads that hitch a ride with the breeze. Butterfly weed emerges late in the spring and requires little care once established. Tough as nails!

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Clay, Acidic
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Asclepias General Information

Asclepias are best in sunny locations with sandy soils. Milkweed is a nectar source for Monarch butterflies and also a host plant for them to lay their eggs. Plant in groups to attract more butterflies.

Asclepias Plant Care

Low maintenance. Self-sows readily. Can be slow to establish but is long-lived once it takes hold. Late to emerge in the spring. Divide and cut back in spring when new growth starts, being careful of long taproot. Long taproot makes division difficult. Be aware that Asclepias is slow to recover once moved or divided. Remove spent flowers to encourage rebloom and prevent self sowing. Allow some spent flowers from 2nd bloom to remain on plant to form ornamental fruit for late season interest.