Common Name: Butterfly Weed Asclepias T. Blonde Bombshll

Height:18.0-20.0 Inches

Spread:28.0-32.0 Inches


Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color:Yellow Shades

Foliage Color:Green shades


Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality


Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly


Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:Medium


Garden Style:EclecticPrairieRain Garden

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantMass Planting

Origin:Native to North America


Asclepias tuberosa is a classic native perennial that's popular because of its rugged habit, bright flowers, and the ability to attract pollinators. 'Blonde Bombshell' is a yellow flowering clone selected from a field of Asclepias tuberosa. This variety has an improved habit and uniform color from what you'd expect from variations in a seed strain. Incredibly dark foliage holds golden yellow flowers that radiate down the habit for an extremely long season of bloom. Plant this refined selection and get ready to see butterflies!

Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.