Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow') in the Milkweeds Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
By Joy
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Jun 13, 2006 11:32 AM
By Marilyn
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Courtesy Outsidepride
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
By Joy
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