Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed

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The Hello Yellow Butterfly Plant (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow') has all the advantages of the native wildflower, but with the added appeal of shockingly bright yellow flowers, which bloom from July through August! Bold green foliage with slender leaves are lovely backdrops to other plants in the landscape!

Butterflies love to visit this brilliant flower for nectar, and the foliage of the Asclepias varieties is the only thing Monarch butterfly caterpillars will eat. They will also attract beneficial bees and hummingbirds as well! You'll love the blooms in cut flower arrangements too, just be sure to leave a few for the butterflies!

Following the fabulous flowers, typical Milkweed seed pods develop on the Butterfly Weed, which ruptures to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs. This variety may self-propagate if the seed pods are not removed. But you're going to want a few of these wildflowers in your garden because they're the only food source for the Monarch Butterfly larvae!

Planting and Application:

Hello Yellow is a hardy native cultivar that looks amazing in mass plantings, mixed beds, and borders or sprinkled throughout a prairie or naturalized area mixed with its orange-flowered species. You can deadhead some, after the first flush of blooms, to encourage additional flowering. They make wonderful fresh or dried cut flowers.

These are classic pollinator garden plants and butterfly borders, host plant naturalized gardens, wildlife gardens and prairie plantings! Asclepias are the only food source for the Monarch Butterfly caterpillars and adults lay their eggs on the undersides of the leaves for their larvae to munch on all growing season. The flowers are also a critical nectar source for other butterflies and pollinators alike!

  • Bright Yellow Summer Blooms
  • Long Bloom Period
  • Food For Monarch Butterfly Adults & Larvae Host Plant
  • Critical Nectar Source
  • Beds, Borders, Naturalized Plantings & Prairie Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established. The foliage is often slow to emerge in spring. It's widely adaptable to different soil types and once established, Hello Yellow requires very little care. Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the northern regions, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost heaving, as well as aid in moisture retention throughout the rest of the year. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage that will appear a bit later than other perennials.

  • Full Sun
  • Low Moisture Once Established
  • Easy Care & Adaptable to Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Prune Back Early Spring
  • Deer & Rabbit Resistant Native

Hello Yellow is tolerant of both occasionally wet and is also Xeric for drought and poor/dry soils and needs plenty of sunshine to bloom heavily. You don't need to worry about deer or rabbits with this variety. Say welcome to your Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed plants by ordering today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Hello Yellow Butterfly Weed Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 30 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes