Asclepias tuberosa "Hello Yellow"
Common name: Butterfly weed
This plant is a butterfly magnet.
The cheery bright yellow flowers bloom from early to late summer.
Flowers are great for fresh bouquets and when dried.
Use in beds and borders
Does require a slightly acidic and well drained soil to perform its best.
Is quiet a sleepy head in spring as the foliage will appear a lot later than other perennials, so be patient.
Exposure: Full sun
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc