Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Also called Hello Yellow Butterfly Milkweed

  • Yellow flowers
  • Attractive seed heads appear when flowers finish
  • Cultivar of the native Asclepias tuberosa
  • Food source for Monarch butterflies
  • Bloom Time: June to August

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Yellow

HEIGHT:
45-70 cm

SPREAD:
30-50 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


A cultivar of the native perennial, growing in a dry to average, well-drained soil and is drought tolerant. Slow to emerge in the spring. Mature established plants seed freely. Asclepias tuberosa has a deep tap root and does not like to be disturbed once established. The tuberous root can rot in poorly drained soils. Susceptible to leaf rust. 

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Medium
ATTRIBUTES:
Seed
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
HABIT:
Clumping
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green (dark)
LANDSCAPE USES:
Naturalizing
Border/edging

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