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Ladybird® Sunglow Texas Primrose Calylophus hybrid

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Mature Size
8" 20" 20cm 51cm
Height: 4" - 8"
Spread: 12" - 20"
Height: 10cm - 20cm
Spread: 30cm - 51cm
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    4 - 8 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    12 - 20 Inches
    10cm - 20cm
    20cm - 30cm
    30cm - 51cm


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

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    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Native to North America


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    4 - 8 Inches 10cm - 20cm
    Trails Up To: 
    12 Inches 30cm
    8 - 12 Inches 20cm - 30cm
    12 - 20 Inches 30cm - 51cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Sunny Yellow
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Mounding Trailing
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil PH Category: 
    Alkaline Soil
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Border Plant
    Edging Plant
    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 'WNCYLASUN' USPP 34,148, Can 6,964
  • 3 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Fantastic grower. Came up from last year on south side of house. Prolific bloomer. Easy keeper. Lovely lemon yellow bright color until frost! crawling form, will cover large area and spill in container. I am buying lots more this year from Stauffer's Of Kissel Hill in Lititz. Very versatile!!!

      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 5 weeks ago
    • Found these at only 1 local grower. Picked up 2 and then a third. Slow start but now a very vibrant yellow. Unique flower and perfectly uniform yellow throughout. More of a trailer in my pots but gets to about 7-8 inches tall. Relatively delicate plant unlike verbena or lantana so handle with care. Not as prolific a grower as some of the Superbena but plays well with others and adds a perfect yellow contrast.

      Matthew Lamb
      , Maryland
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • April 26. Full bloom from pw samples received. Thanks

      Walt King
      , Florida
      , United States
      , 3 years ago
  • 11 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2023 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2023 Top Performer University of Guelph
    2021 Top Performer Boerner Botanical Garden
    2021 Top Performer Les Exceptionelles
    2021 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
    2021 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2021 Director's Select & Best of Species Penn State
    2021 Top Performer - Perennial Mississippi State University - Crystal Springs
    2021 Top Performer Mississippi State University - Poplarville
    2021 Best of Breed - Beds North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
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