Flower Color:Yellow Shades
Foliage Color:Green shades
Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements:Low Water Needs, Average Water Needs
Soil Quality:Poor Soil Quality, Average Soil Quality, Fertile Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0), Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Bloomtime:Early Summer, Midsummer, Late Summer
Attracts Wings:Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant
Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads
Garden Style:EclecticPrairie, Rain Garden
Other Features:Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Mass 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.