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Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow

The first hybrid of famous Orange Butterfly Weed. Now the same plant in yellow! (Asclepias tuberosa)

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Plant - 3" pot

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 20-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Early to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
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
Estimated 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
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Fragrant, Borders, Extended Blooms
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.

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3.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

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    2.0

    Not a lot going on

    By Stephanie

    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 Meena

        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 sivolamae

        from Warren, RI

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        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 Kaye

        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 PG

          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 Kaye

            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 Green Thumb?

              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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                Shipping

                Shipping begins in mid April based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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