Go Back Butterfly Flower Hello Yellow

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Hello Yellow Butterfly Flower produces many golden yellow, flat-topped flower clusters in early June. Flowering goes on for many weeks. Green pods full of seeds with silky white hairs follow the flowers. This is an essential plant if you want to attract a variety of butterflies to your property, especially monarchs.  Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. Like many milkweeds, plants are slow to emerge from the ground in spring.

Flower Color

Golden yellow

Foliage Color

Green shades

Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

Plant Height

18-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Average to low water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Container, Mass plant, Wind tolerant, Naturalizes, Rock Garden, Border, Drought tolerant, Meadow

Bloom Time

Summer

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests