Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow Milkweed | Perennial Plant of the Year 2017
A yellow flowering perennial native to much of the United States except the Northwest.
The Hello Yellow Milkweed is a must have for attracting butterflies, insects and hummingbirds to your garden. Asclepias tuberosa is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly and other butterflies providing food and nectar for the caterpillar to butterflies. Also called Butterfly Weed or Milkweed.
Tips on growing Milkweeds: deadhead for extended blooming from summer to fall, late to emerge in spring, plant with companion plants such as Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea, Goldenrod, and Russian Sage Little Spire.
'Hello Yellow' Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa grows approximately 18 to 24 inches tall and spreads in the 18 to 24 inch width. Plant in full sun to lightly filtered shade. Adaptable to dry, well-drained and lightly moist soils. An excellent native perennial plant that's seed pods are also used for dried arrangements. Pair this native perennial with the orange butterflyweed.
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Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' Butterfly Weed is grown in pint pots.
- Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Shrubs, Butterfly Bushes
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Dry, Well Drained, Moist
- Bloom Season: Summer, Autumn
- Bloom Color: Yellow
- Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
- Growth Rate: Medium-growing
- Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.