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Turnera ulmifolia

Turnera ulmifolia
In early fall, pairing nicely with the neighboring salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
yellow buttercup; yellow alder

Common name yellow buttercup; yellow alder
Family turneraceae
Life cycle tender perennial/shrub (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow (summer-fall)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-light shade
Cultural notes well drained soil, drought-tolerant

Two-inch yellow buttercup flowers on a rounded evergreen shrub, open in the morning and close in late afternoon. The serrated leaves are fragrant, and the flowers attract butterflies. Its hardiness in our Houston-area garden is questionable, but we'll see.

Turnera ulmifolia
Just planted, early June
yellow buttercup; yellow alder
Growing nicely, mid-August
Turnera ulmifolia
Flowers close in a spiral fashion late afternoon
yellow buttercup; yellow alder
Our plant did not survive the freeze of January 2018, but by mid-March I spotted several seedlings near the deceased mama plant
Turnera ulmifolia
Bigger seedlings in early June

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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