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Ladybird Sunglow Texas Primrose Calylophus hybrid

Exposure
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 20"
Height
4 - 8"
Spread
12 - 20"
  • Details

    Features

    An OASIS has to START somewhere.

    If you are looking for a tough, self-sufficient plant that doesn't mind being ignored the Augusta Texas Primrose are the plants for you. These are heat tolerant plants, that love well drained soil. It is native in the Southwest. 

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches
    Trails Up To: 
    12 Inches
    Spacing: 
    8 - 12 Inches
    Spread: 
    12 - 20 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Yellow
    Flower Shade: 
    Sunny Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Habit: 
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    This plant is great in containers where good drainage is ensured, but is also a great garden plant as long as well-drained soil is available. It is very heat tolerant and is native to regions with low humidity and periods of drought.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Plant in containers or well-drained landscape beds. Once plants are established in the landscape they shouldn't need much care. The best performance is provided by soil kept on the dry side. Overwatering is the most likely problem you'll have with these platns. Do not treat them too well and they'll be happy campers. 

    This is not a plant that needs a lot of plant food. For plants in the landscape a dose of controlled release plant food at planting will usually be sufficient. If you live in a climate with a very long summer, reapplying after 3 or 4 months may be beneficial.

    For plants in containers, a dose of controlled release plant food at planting time is also recommended. However, reapplication of plant food is more likely to be needed in containers. Monitor your plant and reapply if the plant looks to be tired or if the foliage seems too light.  A water soluble plant food can add instant energy if you notice that your plants seems to be struggling. A water soluble plant food application to quickly increase energy, followed by a controlled release application of plant food will keep your plants happy for months.

    If your planting gets a bit open or straggly looking, you can use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears to trim it back.  Look to take no more than 1/3 the volume of the plant. I usually follow a trim, with an application of water soluble plant food. The plant food/trim combination will stimulate new growth and branching and after a week or two to recover will result in a better branched and more floriferous plant. In long season climates, trimming more than once can be beneficial.

    Ladybird Sunglow Calylophus hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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    • April 26. Full bloom from pw samples received. Thanks

      Walt King
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 2 weeks ago
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