Family: Asclepiadaceae

Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa Hello Yellow

Common Name: Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed

DescriptionA yellow cultivated variety of the native brilliant orange Butterfly weed
Plant TypeAll Plants, Perennials Hardy
Hardiness Zone4-9
Moistureaverage to dry
Soil & Sitesandy, well drained, poor, does poorly in wet soils
Flowersbrilliant yellow, a many flower umbel on stalks which arise from the apex of a leaf, clusters of 25 or more individual 3/4 inch flowers
Fruitseed pod is bean shaped 6 inches long by 3/4 inch
Leavesnarrow, stalkless (sessile) or short petiole, usually alternate but occasionally opposite, hispid (hairy)
Rootsdeep tap root
Dimensions20-24 inches in spread and height
MaintenanceProduces a deep tap root making transplanting difficult. Mark the plants spot. It breaks dormancy late and can be unknowingly damage early in the spring.
Misc FactsA cultivated variety of the native Asclepias tuberosa.
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