Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow' (30)ct Flat
Common Name: Butterfly Weed, pleurisy root.
Zones 3 to 9.
Plants reach 24 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Herbaceous perennial.
- Offers three months of golden yellow blooms from early through late summer
- Attracts hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects
- Milkweed-like seed pods in fall
Butterfly Weed prefers slightly acidic, sandy-humus-loam that is well-drained. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils, and drought tolerant enough to perform well in poor, dry soils. New growth tends to emerge late in the spring. Butterfly weed is a tuberous rooted, and does not transplant well due to its deep taproot. Mature plants may freely self-seed if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open. Plants are easily grown from seed, but are somewhat slow to establish and may take 2 to 3 years to produce flowers.
Asclepias tuberosa is a prairie plant native to North America from New York, west to N. Dakota, southwest to Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico, and south to Florida.
Attributes: Border plants, Cut flower, Dried flower, Drought Tolerant, Mass Planting. Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders. Whether massing plants in large drifts or sprinkling them throughout a prairie or meadow, butterfly weed is one of our showiest native willowers.
Thirty (30) plants per flat (or tray). Approximate Plug Measurements: 3 inches deep x 2 inches wide.
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The milkweeds are notorious for being late starter but these plants where about 3 1/2 inches tall and filled out the pot plus nice roots. My only criticism is they were not in individual pots but in a divided flat which makes it more difficult to dig out and transplant into larger containers. I would definitely buy this product from you again next year!