Monarch butterflies rely on it for food!

Hello Yellow Butterfly Flower

1-Quart
Item # 49322
$9.95
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A Hardy Native, Topped with Gold and So Carefree!

Larger flowers than the orange species, and so long-blooming!
Just about the only flower as easy to grow as native Butterfly Weed is this selection, large-flowered Hello Yellow! Massive flowerheads fill the summer garden over a long season, attracting every honeybee, butterfly, and hummingbird in the neighborhood. A long-lived perennial that thrives in sun and just about any kind of soil, Hello Yellow will become one of your most treasured plants, not only for its good looks but for its super-easy nature!

Hello Yellow delights with 3-inch flowerheads simply jammed with blooms. Showy seedpods follow the flowers, and these are useful in dried arrangements as well as pretty on the plant. Indifferent to heat, humidity, drought, poor soil, and more, Hello Yellow is just as carefree as a perennial can be, and it seems to flower all summer long! The visiting butterflies and hummers simply add to the color show. What a glory!

Expect Hello Yellow reaches 2 to 2½ feet tall and 2 feet wide, a nice size for the mixed border, blazing bed, or patio specimen. Unforgettable in a mass planting, the blooms are also good in fresh or dried displays, with good color retention and stiff texture.

Like most plants, this Asclepias is happiest in well-drained soils, but it will put up with a lot of hardship, including poor, dry soil and long periods of drought. It needs full sun and plenty of it to reach its peak performance. Hardy just about anywhere in the U.S. Zones 3-9.

Genus
Asclepias
Species
tuberosa
Variety
'Hello Yellow'
Item Form
1-Quart
Zone
3 - 9
Bloom Start To End
Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit
Upright
Plant Height
24 in - 2 ft 6 in
Plant Width
12 in - 24 in
Bloom Size
3 in
Additional Characteristics
Butterfly Lovers, Flower
Bloom Color
Yellow
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Resistance
Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy, Poor
Uses
Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor, Fall Color
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).