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Hello Yellow Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds

Native

#1168
4.4 out of 5 stars
(5 reviews)
Availability: In Stock
Add more color to your pollinator garden! Asclepias tuberosa is native to most of the U.S. and is usually orange, but sometimes plants magically take on local characteristics, like this yellow beauty that was found in Colorado. A unique milkweed that will delight your visiting monarch butterflies who are dependant on milkweed for food and habitat. Drought tolerant and practically care free.

We cannot ship this variety to Hawaii as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in these states.

$3.49 150 mg (~19 seeds)

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Native: Apocynaceae (formerly Asclepiadaceae) Dogbane family, includes butterfly flower and true vinca.

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3 and warmer

Plant Dimensions: 18"–24" tall

Variety Information: Individual flowers ½", borne in brilliant yellow clusters.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Good for Containers

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or in the fall for spring germination.

When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 14–28 Days

Seed Depth: ¼"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"–24"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–24"

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Hello Yellow Milkweed/Butterfly Flower Seeds Reviews

5 reviews

Hoping for flowers next year

5 out of 5 stars Jul 20, 2020
These germinated pretty well. Unfortunately, I tried starting them inside and transplanting even though I have read repeatedly that it's not advised. With reason, they were not happy and many died. Some have recovered and look promising. I'm hoping they'll survive and bloom next year. This variety looks so beautiful.
Callie from CT

Wonderful Germination!

5 out of 5 stars Mar 19, 2021
I placed about 10 seeds on some seed starting soil which was on a wet paper towel and placed that inside a closed ziplock bag. Then placed that on a heat mat. Took about 5 days to have 6 germinate, faster than my other milkweed seed. Not sure how well they will do once I place them Into pots, but germination was great.
Heather from TN

happy with results

5 out of 5 stars Aug 8, 2021
I planted these seeds in two little planters, and while not every seed made it, many did and are now healthy, happy little plants. Hoping they will continue to thrive and give food to the pollinators in our neighborhood. (Also, I am a novice at growing things from seed, so with more experience, I might have done even better. :) )
Carolyn from VA

Refrigerate them!

5 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2021
I put them in a moist paper towel and ziploc bag for 3-4 months and changed the towel out often. Nearly all seeds germinated in eastern NC where we no longer have cold enough winters. I have lots of plants and tons of monarch caterpillars every year. I recommend this company to everyone. The swamp milkweed and common are great as well and also worked well in the fridge.
Jenna from NC

Hasn't Thrived

2 out of 5 stars Nov 19, 2021
I've been growing this for two years in a sunny spot by the sidewalk. Both plans have a few scraggly stems that lie on the ground and even at two years old, didn't have many blooms. Maybe it's too rainy here for them, but in any case, they're getting tossed next year.
Lori from IN