'Hello Yellow' Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the perfect way to welcome pollinators to the garden. Showy clusters of bright yellow flowers are loaded with fragrance and nectar, serving as a beacon for butterflies. This long-blooming native keeps flowering all summer, providing nearly 3 months of blooms. Flowers give way to showy seed pods. The best part? Unlike other milkweeds, this variety doesn't exude a milky sap from the stems. Try using the fresh flowers and seed pots in cut arrangements!
Milkweeds, including 'Hello Yellow' Milkweed, are essential for the Monarch lifecycle. Their relationship includes more than just swapping nectar for pollination. Caterpillars exclusively feed on their leaves, which are filled with cardenolides. Cardenolides are stored in the bodies of Monarch caterpillars and butterflies as a defense against predators. Without Milkweed, we wouldn't have Monarchs!
Plant size: 2' tall x 2' wide
Light: full sun (6+ hrs/day)
Hardiness: USDA zone 3-9 (Find your hardiness zone)
Pollinator value: attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and is the host plant for Monarchs
Notable features: fragrant, great cut flowers, long-blooming, deer resistant, multiple seasons of interest, low maintenance
Plant name: Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Arrived very healthy. And growing. I have yet to see any flowers but, I’m nappy with how they are doing.
'Hello Yellow' Milkweed
Beautiful and so well packed. I am impressed with the whole transaction
Ordered two orange and two hello yellow milkweeds. They arrived in good condition. After planting, they all seemed to settle in well. All are producing flowers. I’ve had these about 3 months with no issues. In the past few days one of the yellows has begun to wilt and dry out. I treat them all the same and they are planted together. The rest seem fine. All are growing like weeds. We have had almost no rain in the last few months so I assume that one plant has succumbed to the drought even though I have been watering. I am happy with my purchase, especially since my local garden centers do not offer these varieties.
My yard has insect pests so I use a little Garden Safe Neem Oil every evening when I water my plant. It sprung back to life and looks fabulously happy!