Bright Gold Blooms Attract Butterflies All Summer!
• Cheerful Shades of Gold Instead of the Common Orange Flowers
• Starts in Early Summer and Keeps Going for Months
• Tough, Long-lived and Easy to Grow!
Bright Shades of Yellow and Gold Brighten the Garden All Summer
Hello Yellow is every bit as resilient as the native Butterfly Weed, but its blooms are shades of bright yellow and gold, instead of the more common orange you can often see growing by the roadside. Blooms start in early summer and keep coming until the end of summer on rounded, plants about 2 feet tall and wide – a nice size for the mixed border or middle of your flower bed. They are followed by long pods of seeds, interesting in flower arrangements and in the garden. Plant a grouping of at least three to most effectively show off your unusual and beautiful plants!
A Butterfly and Hummingbird Magnet, Host to the Monarch Butterfly
3-inch heads of small, bright flowers attract a wide range of butterflies, and, in fact, this plant is a host plant for the famous Monarch Butterflies. You will also see Hummingbirds visiting, as well as beneficial bees. What you won’t see is deer stopping to nibble on your Hello Yellow, for they do not like the milky sap!
Drought Tolerant, Trouble Free and Grow Over Most of the U.S.
Asclepias is one of the finest American native plants, and is well adapted to grow over pretty much the whole U.S. It is one tough plant, thriving in drought, heat, and poor soils, even gritty ones. It is also long-lived, and will brighten your summer days for years.
Removing spent blooms encourages another round of blooms. The plant starts growing rather late in the spring, so it helps to mark its location so you don’t accidentally dig it up.