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'Hello Yellow' is a wonderful addition to any garden. A cultivar of the native Asclepias, this plant has lovely golden yellow blooms that provide almost 3 months of color. Remember to deadhead after the first blooming to encourage more flowers.
An easy to grow native plant that will thrive in a hot and dry spot, butterfly weed will tolerate most garden soils. Asclepiasis a wonderful addition to the fall garden ~ sunny yellow blooms of 'Hello Yellow' are perfect in a mixed border or left to go native in your meadow among the butterflies. An excellent food source for butterfly larvae, Asclepias are the best known North American Wildflowers.
We love to see this plant grown en mass - just a large swath of golden yellow blooms covered with butterflies is a sight to behold! You'll get long-lasting blooms followed by attractive seed pods in the fall, perfect for your dried arrangements.
Briscoe's Tips For Asclepias 'Hello Yellow'
Characteristics: This butterfly weed cultivar is an erect, tuberous-rooted perennial which typically grows 2-3' tall. The plant features flat-topped clusters of bright yellow flowers on top of upright stems with narrow, lance-shaped leaves. Stems have milky sap which is characteristic of all dogbane and milkweed family members
Light: Plant in full sun!
Water: Asclepias is drought-resistant and can tolerate dry soil.
Soil: This plant grows in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil and can tolerate drought. Although it will grow in poor soils, it prefers sandy, moderately fertile, slightly acidic, somewhat dryish soils.
Use: As the common name suggests, this plant is attractive to butterflies.
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.
Please note:Milkweed does contain toxins that can beharmful to pets
I love bringing back old favorites! 'Hello Yellow' has a vivid glowing yellow color that welcomes and commands the attention of beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, as well as human garden visitors.