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Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed

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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)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
16-24" tall
Mature Spread
18-24" wide
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


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.