Description for Turnera Ulmifolia, Sage Rose (Yellow)
Plant height: 19 - 29 inches
Bright yellow flowers and heavy green contrast makes for a wonderful plant as a summer filler and easy to grow. Turnera ulmifolia is an erect perennial plant with stems that can become woody. The plant is gathered from the wild for local used as a tea and medicine. It is sometimes cultivated for its medicinal uses.
The plant is widely cultivated as an ornamental in the tropics, where it often escapes from cultivation. It is reported to be invasive in several Pacific Islands. Plants can become rather leggy if they are not pruned back regularly. Plants flower all year round.
Common name(s): West Indian Holly, Sage Rose, Yellow Alder, Yellow Buttercups, Sage Rose, Cuban Buttercup , ramgoat dashalong
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: Year round
Max reachable height: 2 to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Planting and care
Propagate Turnera buttercup bushes from cuttings, if necessary, although you may find them unexpectedly sprouting in your sandy landscape. Turnera buttercup bushes are prolific growers and prolific sprouters, and are actually considered invasive on the island of Hawaii.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Temperature: 60 to 85 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Turnera Ulmifolia
Turnera buttercup care is not complicated but may be time-consuming as the plant can attract whiteflies, aphids, and scale.
Turnera buttercup care includes battling these pests and pruning the shrub to keep the plant within bounds.
Typical uses of Turnera Ulmifolia
Special features: NA
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Turnera ulmifolia is used medicinally in the Bahamas to treat gastrointestinal problems (constipation, diarrhea), colds and flu, and circulatory problems (heart palpitations), infant care (gripe), menstrual cramps, and dermatological issues. The leaves are used for treating hair loss and thrush