Allamanda cathcartica Golden Butterfly is a nice medium sized, somewhat slower growing cultivar of the species. It bridges the gap between the Dwarf Brown Bud cultivar and the regular Bush Allamanda (Allamanda schotti) nicely as it grows a bit larger than the Dwarf, but a bit smaller than the Schotti.
The branches are a bit longer and arching, but not so much as the sprawling vine-like types such as the Brown Bud.
It produces same bright, sunny, golden yellow, bell shaped blooms in the early summer to late fall, but with a slightly wavy edged, pinwheel shape with a distinctive white marking.
The flowers are surrounded by standard dense, dark green leathery textured, pointed leaves/ Allamandas have many versatile uses in the subtropical and tropical landscape as a hedge or an accent plant. Its quick growth, bloomability, self sufficiency make it well suited for an annual filler, border or in mixed perennial beds, or as a potted plant in cooler climate.
Allamandas go semi-dormant in the winter months enter a resting phase and do not grow significantly thru the winter. This is a normal characteristic of the species. They have high light needs, but need less water, especially when being over wintered indoors.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.\n\n *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. \n\nNo other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Golden Butterfly
- Bloom Form: Bell
- Mature Size: 3 to 4 feet
- Fragrance: Slight
- Suggested Uses: Hedge, Mixed Perennials, Potted
- House Plant Adapative: Yes, but may require supplemental light to flower
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Semi-Tropical
- Color: Yellow
- Special Features: Easy to grow, prolific, colorful bloom
- Species: Allamanda cathartica \'Golden Buttefly\'
- Sunlight: Full sun to very light shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11
- Watering: Moderate