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Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow 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 - 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 - 2.5" pot
SKU AFLGU21

Plant Information

20-24" tall, 18-24" wide. 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 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.

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.

Associated SKUs
ABLGUXX
1ASC (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLGU21 (Plant - 2.5" pot)
Common Name Butterfly Weed
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 Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Fragrant, Native, Extended Blooms
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 MeadowsButterfly Weed Hello Yellow
 
2.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

57%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (3)
  • Reliable growth (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (3)
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    • Personal (8)

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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible packing!

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from Auburn Hills, MI

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Pros

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

      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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        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Butterfly garden
          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

          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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          4.0

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

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          from Hampden, ME

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Pests & Disease

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Butterfly Weed Hello Yellow:

            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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't make it!

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            from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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            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.

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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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              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!

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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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                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

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                3.0

                Hellow Yellow

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                from S.W. Utah

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                    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.

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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 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

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                    from Benicia, CA

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                    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.

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Is unlike regular weed

                        By 

                        from Houston

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                        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

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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 

                        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 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)

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                          from Chicopee, Massachusetts

                          About Me Casual Hobbyist

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                          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

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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 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

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                              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!

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                                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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                                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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