Common name: Gold Shower, Golden Thryallis
Botanic name: Galphimia glauca syn. Thryallis glauca
A robust shrub for tropical and sub-tropical climates that will tolerate an exposed position.
Sun Exposure: Part sun to part shade
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala
Zone: USDA 9b-11
Growth Habits: Evergreen tropical shrub, fast growing to 3 to 6 feet tall (0.9-1.8 m) or more, 3 to 4 feet wide (0.9-1.2 m); stems covered with red hair; elliptic, glossy, gray-green leaves, up to 2 inches long (5 cm)
Blooming Habits: Small yellow star-shaped flowers, 0.6 to 0.8 inch in diameter (1-5-2 cm), in clusters at the stem tips, in late summer and fall. In warm climates, it blooms most of the year.
Fruiting Habits: Three part seed capsules
Watering Needs: Moderate water, slightly drought resistant, needs good drainage, prefers soils rich in organic content
Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in summer
This planting is in the Driveway Rock garden.
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