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Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' (Butterfly Weed)

Butterfly Flower 'Hello Yellow', Butterfly Root 'Hello Yellow', Butterfly Weed 'Hello Yellow', Chieger Flower 'Hello Yellow', Flux Root 'Hello Yellow', Indian Paintbrush 'Hello Yellow', Indian Potato 'Hello Yellow', Orange Root 'Hello Yellow', Pleurisy Root 'Hello Yellow', Swallow Root 'Hello Yellow', Tuber Root 'Hello Yellow', White Root 'Hello Yellow', Wind Root 'Hello Yellow', Windward Root 'Hello Yellow'


Easy care, drought tolerant and deer resistant, Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' (Butterfly Weed) is a bushy perennial prized for its brilliant clusters of bright golden yellow flowers which bloom continuously from early to late summer. Sitting atop upright flowering stems, clad with stiff, lance-shaped leaves, the colorful umbels are followed by attractive seed pods in the fall. When the seed pods open, they reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs that look great in dried flower arrangements. The abundant foliage provides a dark-green backdrop which nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers. A great choice for the flower garden and for natural settings.

  • Grows in sturdy, upright clumps up to 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm)
  • Thrives in full sun in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Performs well in poor, dry soils.
  • Low maintenance, this perennial plant is generally pest and disease free. Deer resistant.
  • Vital ingredient of beds and borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, meadows or prairies. Asclepias tuberosa is also valued for the excellent quality of its cut flowers, whether in bouquets or dried floral arrangements.
  • Butterfly Weed flowers are a great nectar source for butterflies or bees.
  • Propagate by seed, propagate by division or root basal cuttings in spring.
  • Butterfly weed does not transplant well and is probably best left undisturbed once established. May freely self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open.
  • Butterfly weed will rebloom more reliably if spent flowers are removed.

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Mostly native to the U.S. and Canada, Asclepias include over 100 species of evergreen or deciduous perennials adorned with clusters of small, interestingly shaped blooms that are irresistible to butterflies. Attractive and easy to grow, they shine in many gardens. However, some basic rules need to be followed to enjoy their splendid flowers.Read More

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asclepias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A1, A2
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Asclepias
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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