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'Hello Yellow' Butterfly Weed was developed from the native Butterfly Weed and has golden clusters of flowers. Typical of Butterfly Weed, 'Hello Yellow' has narrow green leaves that serve as an important food source for Monarch caterpillars. Many pollinators will be attracted to the flowers as they bloom from July through August. Drought tolerant and easy to grow in your sunny butterfly garden. (Asclepias tuberosa)

Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 16-24" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU AFLGU21

Plant Information

16-24" tall x 18-24" wide. ‘Hello Yellow’ provides a unique twist on an old favorite. Butterfly weed is the most well-known member of the native milkweed family and a celebrated monarch host plant. A low-growing milkweed, the flat-topped flowers are beloved by a host of pollinators including hummingbirds, honey bees, native bees, and a diversity of butterflies. A delightful addition to mixed beds and borders, provide adequate drainage and plenty of sunshine. Butterfly weed is drought tolerant once established making a great addition to sustainable landscapes. Plant in mass for a dynamic display. Deadhead plants after the first flush of blooms to encourage continued flowering. Though butterfly weed lacks the milky sap typical of its milkweed relatives, plants are resistant to deer and rabbit browsing. This is one of our most beautiful native wildflowers.

Native Range for Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) - AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV.

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ABLGUXX
1ASC (Plant - 3.5" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLGU21 (Plant - 3.5" pot)
1ASC9 (Tray of 9) - Out of stock.
Common Name Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Size 2-5" flowers
Mature Height 16-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Growth Rate Slow
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
Foliage Lanced shaped green leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Well Draining
Tolerates Dry Sites
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting & Care

How to Plant Milkweed, Step-by-Step:

  1. Choose fast-draining soil.
  2. Plant in full sun.
  3. Do NOT disturb roots, especially tap roots.
  4. Water sparingly.

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American MeadowsHello Yellow Butterfly Weed
 
2.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (6)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (5)
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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

Disappointed

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from Illinois

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      Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

      The box that these plants came in was dented and when I open it dirt spilled out. American Meadows delivers excellent plants, so when I saw the condition of the plants I was disappointed.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

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      from Illinois

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      • Accurate Instructions

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        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

        I expect excellent plant from American Meadows. This box must have been tossed everywhere because the box was partly opened and when opened dirt spilled out.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Horrible packing!

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        from Auburn Hills, MI

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          • Packing was horrible. Loose soil and dry.
          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

            Plants were packed in a horrible way. Soil and plant material all over the box. This was a replacement order, which arrived the same way as the initial order.

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            3.0

            Hoping it blooms!

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            from DeKalb, IL

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                • Butterfly garden
                • Garden
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                Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                One of the two plants I ordered did not survive. The surviving one did well, and I'm hoping it will survive the winter and thrive.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                The plants thrived until a bug planted eggs ALL OVER them.

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                from Hampden, ME

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                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive

                Cons

                • Pests & Disease

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                  Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                  I had bought some from a local greenhouse, also, and don't of course know where the bug came from. My mother in another town had it too (but I shared some of my plants with her). We decided it was best to pull them all out. I will try again, though, in a different spot (in case the bugs are in the soil).

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                  1.0

                  Didn't make it!

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                  from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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                    • Flimsy
                    • Small In Size

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                    • Garden

                    Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

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

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Addition to my Garden!!

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                    from Springville, TN

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                    • Accurate Instructions
                    • Attractive
                    • Healthy
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                      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!

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                      3.0

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

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                      from b

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                      • Accurate Instructions

                      Cons

                      • Flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Garden

                      Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                      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

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                      3.0

                      Hellow Yellow

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                      from S.W. Utah

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                          Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                          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.

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                          1.0

                          Did not grow.

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                          from Mount Pleasant, MI

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                          Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                          I did not have success with this plant.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Not a lot going on

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                          from Benicia, CA

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Slow Growth

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                              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.

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Is unlike regular weed

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                              from Houston

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                              Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly 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 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.

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                              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 Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                              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

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                              Pros

                              • Low Maintenance
                              • Pest Resistant
                              • Vivid Colors

                              Cons

                              • Short Bloom Time
                              • Slow Growth

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                                I was disapointed in the growth of this plant

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Hello Yellow Butterfly (Weed)

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                                from Chicopee, Massachusetts

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                                Pros

                                • Reliable Growth

                                Cons

                                • Slow Growth

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                                  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

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                                  from Central OHIO

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Butterfly plant
                                    • Large Areas

                                    Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                                    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

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                                    from Nashville, TN

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                                    Pros

                                    • Accurate Instructions
                                    • Attractive

                                    Cons

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                                      • Garden

                                      Comments about American Meadows Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed:

                                      Beautiful color, Plant arrived healthy and ready to go!

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