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FutureStarrAHello Yellow Butterfly Weed
Despite how the rest of the world sees it, flowers are already an effective method of plant propagation. But there are a few plants, like yellow butterfly weed, that don’t fall into the normal category of flowers.Easy care, drought tolerant and deer resistant, Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' (Butterfly Weed) is a bushy perennial prized for its brilliant clusters of bright golden yellow flowers which bloom continuously from early to late summer. Sitting atop upright flowering stems, clad with stiff, lance-shaped leaves, the colorful umbels are followed by attractive seed pods in the fall. When the seed pods open, they reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs that look great in dried flower arrangements. The abundant foliage provides a dark-green backdrop which nicely compliments the cheerful flat umbel flowers. A great choice for the flower garden and for natural settings.
‘Hello Yellow’ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a native, pollinator-friendly knock-out with cheerful butter-yellow flower clusters. Flowers will bloom in summer, and the rich green foliage is the perfect complement to the flowers. This low-maintenance perennial is drought tolerant once established, making it the perfect waterwise addition to a perennial garden border, meadow, or pollinator garden. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds all love butterfly weed, but deer stay away. Make your butterfly garden a destination with ‘Hello Yellow’! ‘Hello Yellow’ Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a member of the milkweed genus and a worthy addition to a pollinator-friendly garden. Golden yellow flower clusters cover the plant adding a lovely dimension to your summer garden. At 16-24" tall, it fits nicely with Echinacea, Lavender, and Penstemon. While they are slow to emerge in the spring, mark their spots to keep their spaces open. Not fussy about soil, plant it in a sunny spot, and once established, it is a drought tolerant, low-maintenance garden stalwart. Great cut flowers, the seed pods are coveted for dried arrangements. 16-24" tall x 18-24" wide.
Here is another great way to provide bright color and texture to your garden and save our pollinators! Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa is a butterfly magnet and is a vital link in saving these beautiful pollinators who help to guarantee that we can enjoy our garden flowers and make food for years to come. Bright yellow drifts of flowers that sway above bright green foliage brighten any garden and provide a valuable resource of nectar or pollen to butterflies, bees and hummingbirds alike. (Source:Native to North America, Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed will grow in every region of the United States except the hottest zone at the tip of the Florida Peninsula. It is hardy in Zones 3 to 9, and grows in just about any soil condition except wet soil. It makes a beautiful cut flower as well as a long lasting dried flower in your indoor arrangements. Intentional gardeners will plant this versatile perennial in their garden for the lovely yellow long lasting blooms and to help save the world’s pollinators, one garden at a time. (Source:www.highcountrygardens.com)