Asclepias tuberosa Hellow Yellow, Butterfly Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow, Butterfly Milkweed

Butterfly Milkweed serves as an adult nectar source and a larval food source for the Monarch butterfly. Vibrant yellow flowers appear for most of the summer. Cutting back spent flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle. Its showy seed pods are a lovely addition to dried flower arrangements. Easy to grow in sunny areas.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Common Name

Milkweed

Bloom Color

Yellow

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

24″

Width

24″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Soil

Average, Dry, Poor, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Perennial