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Russelia equisetiformis 'Yellow Gold'

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Russelia (russ-EL-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: equisetiformis (eck-kwiss-ee-tih-FOR-mis) (Info)
Cultivar: Yellow Gold

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Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive vossner On Oct 14, 2010, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I don't find it nearly as vigorous as the red flowered counterpart. But in any/either case, volunteers are easy to remove or transplant. For a lovely effect, try planting both colors in the same pot. Mine is potted in full sun but it does get protection from branches of bigger plants nearby. May or may not go dormant in zone 9a winter, but it comes back reliably, and has for years.

Regional...

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

Boca Raton, Florida
Miramar Beach, Florida
Orange Park, Florida
Palm Harbor, Florida
Houston, Texas
Richmond, Texas



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