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Hello Yellow Milkweed

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 Asclepias tuberosa.


Flowers are golden yellow and displayed in a flat-topped arrangement providing a nectar-rich feast for a variety of pollinators,especially the monarch butterfly. This easy to maintain, long-lived perennial likes full sun in well-drained, to gritty soil and tolerates dry conditions. For long lasting cut flowers sear the ends of the stem with a flame. Stimulate a second bloom cycle by deadheading. Grows to 20-24”. 

40 seeds

 Hello Yellow Milkweed


Perennial,  zone 3-8

Germination: 14-30 days

Seed Planting Depth: On surface, press in and cover lightly

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost.Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag and place in refrigerator for 2-3 weeks; then provide 65-75 degree soil temperatures until germination. Sow outdoors in early spring or early fall, spacing 3-5 seeds every 12". 

Height and Width:  24" x 24"

Spacing: 18-24"

Light Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average to sandy, well drained

Approximate days to flower from seed:  Blooms in the second year, mid to late summer

Uses: Wildflower and cottage gardens, cut flower, deer resistant, attracts butterflies and beneficials

Caution: Young shoots, roots and seeds pods are harmful if ingested raw

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Great germination

Of course, I just planted these in spring, so they won't bloom this year, but I had great germination and the plants are very healthy and seem true to type.