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Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow

 
Yellow Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow, Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed or Swamp Milkweed

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Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow is the first hybrid of famous Orange Butterfly Weed but with beautiful yellow flowers. (Asclepias tuberosa)

Zones 4 - 10
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 1ASC
This is the most famous member of our native milkweed family, and a well-known magnet for butterflies. The original orange native is one of the few wildflowers that is so beautiful, it was taken into perennial gardens just as it is in nature, with no hybridization. Well, all that's changed. Now we have a butter yellow version with the same qualities. Imagine how great they'll look together--an orange and yellow butterfly buffet!

The Butterfly Weeds have very little in common with their relative, the common milkweed--the familiar, tall, dusty-rose-flowered weed so often found along roadsides and in farm fields. The Butterfly Weeds have much more refined foliage and are never pests.

The milkweed family of North American plants is named Asclepias after Asclepias, the famous Greek God of Medicine, since the plants have long been used in herbal medicine.

This Asclepias is best placed in a dry, sunny spot, and appreciates fast-draining gritty soil. This orange version is native over most all of the eastern part of North America, from Canada all the way to South Florida.

SKU 1ASC
Common Name Butterfly Weed or Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Fragrant, Native, Extended Blooms
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsButterfly Weed Hello Yellow
 
2.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lovely flowers attract butterflies.

Use to attract butterflies and bees. Does this well, but also got milkweed bugs after blooms were done. It's lovely, but there are better options.

Use to attract butterflies and bees. Does this well, but also got milkweed bugs after blooms were done. It's lovely, but there are better options.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Is unlike regular weed

started raising butterflies ,had several milkweed plants. I bought butterfly weed from American Meadow, it is unlike regular butterfly weed.It grows like a vine and does not look like weed at all.Monarc,swallowtail...Read complete review

started raising butterflies ,had several milkweed plants. I bought butterfly weed from American Meadow, it is unlike regular butterfly weed.It grows like a vine and does not look like weed at all.Monarc,swallowtail and all other butterfly visit my yard and lay eggs, but not on the weed from American Meadow. Once I had Monarch caterpillar on my other weed, I put them on this weed but they did not eat it.It is been taken care well but only one feet tall still and started to die.

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1.0

Didn't make it!

By 

from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

    This poor plant didn't make it 3 days in my flower bed. Very small when I received. May have been damaged in transport.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Addition to my Garden!!

    By 

    from Springville, TN

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors

      Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

      This plant adds such a bright splash of color in the midst of the other colors. It took off and bloomed quickly after I planted it. i love it!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      has grown but no blooms as yet, hopefully will winter over

      By 

      from b

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

      plant seems to be establishing itself
      think it will improve in the spring, these plants are usually hardy and spread once established. i have high hopes for this one
      wanted to add some yellow to my orange ones

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      3.0

      Hellow Yellow

      By 

      from S.W. Utah

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

          The plant has struggled all summer. It has some shoots but the original plant finally gave up. Hopefully there will be some shoots next spring.
          The orange ones have thrived and seeded.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          1.0

          Did not grow.

          By 

          from Mount Pleasant, MI

          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

          I did not have success with this plant.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not a lot going on

          By 

          from Benicia, CA

          About Me Casual Hobbyist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Slow Growth

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

              Received a tiny little plant that never really grew. I did not plant it in the ground with the other Milkweeds, it seemed too small and fragile. It has a lovely yellow bloom that has lasted a very long time, but it is still in a small pot. If it overwinters OK, I will try putting it in the ground in the spring.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Is unlike regular weed

              By 

              from Houston

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

              started raising butterflies ,had several milkweed plants. I bought butterfly weed from American Meadow, it is unlike regular butterfly weed.It grows like a vine and does not look like weed at all.Monarc,swallowtail and all other butterfly visit my yard and lay eggs, but not on the weed from American Meadow. Once I had Monarch caterpillar on my other weed, I put them on this weed but they did not eat it.It is been taken care well but only one feet tall still and started to die.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lovely flowers attract butterflies.

              By 

              from Warren, RI

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Long Bloom Time
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Lots Of Milkweed "aphids
              • Susceptible to Pests

              Best Uses

              • Containers
              • Large Areas

              Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

              Use to attract butterflies and bees. Does this well, but also got milkweed bugs after blooms were done. It's lovely, but there are better options.

               
              3.0

              not as good as the orange cultivar

              By 

              from Newrk, OH

              About Me Master Gardener

              Pros

              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

              • Short Bloom Time
              • Slow Growth

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

                I was disapointed in the growth of this plant

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Hello Yellow Butterfly (Weed)

                By 

                from Chicopee, Massachusetts

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Reliable Growth

                Cons

                • Slow Growth

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

                  The plants come packed in sawdust as deceptively small bare root plants. Fortunately, both of these (they came two per pack) survived, and grew somewhat this year. No flowers, but fingers are crossed that they come back next year full force. (I also ordered the standard orange variety, which came three in a bag. One root was rotten, and another so small it died shortly after planting. One did grow, but no flowers yet either.)

                   
                  4.0

                  great butterfly plant

                  By 

                  from Central OHIO

                  About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Deer resistant
                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Butterfly plant
                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

                    This is an easy plant to have and deer leave alone!! Attracts butterflies, which is why I bought it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Bright and Sunny

                    By 

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

                      Beautiful color, Plant arrived healthy and ready to go!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                      To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

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