Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Golden Dew Drop, Sky Flower, Pigeon Berry
Duranta erecta 'Golden Edge'

Family: Verbenaceae (ver-be-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Duranta (door-AN-tuh) (Info)
Species: erecta (ee-RECK-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Edge

Synonym:Duranta ellisia
Synonym:Duranta plumieri
Synonym:Duranta repens

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By TuttiFrutti
Thumbnail #1 of Duranta erecta by TuttiFrutti

By willmetge
Thumbnail #2 of Duranta erecta by willmetge

By ecrane3
Thumbnail #3 of Duranta erecta by ecrane3

By budgielover
Thumbnail #4 of Duranta erecta by budgielover

By vossner
Thumbnail #5 of Duranta erecta by vossner

By vossner
Thumbnail #6 of Duranta erecta by vossner

By katrich
Thumbnail #7 of Duranta erecta by katrich

There are a total of 20 photos.
Click here to view them all!


4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive BUFFY690 On May 11, 2014, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I've just planted this plant in a mass planting.
I'm posting a photo as well this is a challenging place to plant, but I'm looking forward to see how it looks in a couple weeks.
Planted with a vinca mix (Cora series)
purple flash ornamental peppers & portulaca (sundial Fuschia & yellow)

I do love the way it looks and it should provide a great backdrop. 5/10/14

Positive mslehv On Feb 17, 2011, mslehv from Columbus, OH (Zone 5b) wrote:

The first year I planted them in the ground and dug them out to overwinter in our heated garage with many windows. The next year, I didn't bother witth the planting and have just kept them in two gallon containers where they have done fine

Positive penn7 On Oct 17, 2009, penn7 from Brownsburg, IN wrote:

I have been growing this plant all summer. It is now about mid-October here in Brownsburg, Indiana. The plant's gold and green foliage seems to have gotten more and more beautiful as the summer progressed. It has never bloomed for me, which was a little disapointing, but the foliage more than makes up for it. I did discover by accident, that it has some very nasty thorns. They are not real noticeable, but are like very sharp needles. I just brought all three of my plants inside to a lighted room in the garage to try and overwinter them. Hope I can succeed with these plant,s because I really like them. PS

Positive vossner On Nov 6, 2008, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Gorgeous plant. Mine is planted inground, bright shade. It is a thirsty plant and wilts badly when it needs a drink, but recovers quickly. It seems to me that when planted in the shade, the variegation seems to be green/chartreuse green as opposed to green/gold.

I bought it as Duranta Gold Edge, but I've been told it also goes by names Duranta Gold Eagle and Duranta Aurea Lemon Lime.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boulder Creek, California
Encinitas, California
Middletown, California
San Jose, California
Vista, California
Bartow, Florida
Cocoa, Florida
Debary, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Sebastian, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Lake Charles, Louisiana
Columbus, Ohio
Charleston, South Carolina
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Alvin, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Richmond, Texas

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America