Allamanda 'Golden Butterfly' flowers
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Height: 30 inches
Spread: 30 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Other Names: Yellow Allamanda, Yellow Bell, Buttercup Flower
This variety is perfect for the potted garden; the same floral form as the vining types in a bushy, contained habit with some cascading; excellent for containers and baskets
Golden Butterfly Golden Trumpet features showy clusters of fragrant yellow trumpet-shaped flowers with gold throats at the ends of the branches from early spring to late fall. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Golden Butterfly Golden Trumpet is a multi-stemmed annual with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and may require the occasional pruning to look its best. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Golden Butterfly Golden Trumpet is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Golden Butterfly Golden Trumpet will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Golden Butterfly Golden Trumpet is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.