Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' - Butterfly Weed

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Butterfly FriendlyDeer ResistantBird Friendly
Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

‘Hello Yellow’ produces loads of bright yellow flower clusters from early summer into early autumn. Deadheading early in the season will encourage the plant to send up another round of blossoms. The flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is also a host plant for Grey Hairstreak, Monarch and Queen butterflies. The dried seedpods are often used in dried flower arrangements. This is an essential plant if you want to attract a variety of butterflies to your property, especially Monarchs.

  • Bright flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies
  • Host plant for Grey Hairstreak, Monarch and Queen butterflies
  • Seedpods are often used in dried flower arrangements
  • Essential plant if you want to attract butterflies
  • Prefers moist, rocky soils, but will grow in dry situations too
  • Deer tend to leave this plant alone

Native Range

Sandy soils and upland woods; New Hampshire to South Dakota south to Arizona, Mexico and Florida.

Map Credit: The Biota of North America 
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)



Milkweeds are the host plant for Monarch butterflies. The entire lifecycle of these butterflies, from caterpillars to adults, revolves around this plant.




Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.  Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established.  Like many milkweeds, plants are slow to emerge from the ground in spring.


Mature Size: 18-24in. Tall x 18-24in. Wide

Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Sun Exposure: Full sun


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