Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
New Dwarf Alamanda
by Charlie Nardozzi
Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis. Now a new variety has all the desirable characteristics of the climbing type but in a bush form that makes a perfect container plant.
Golden Butterfly alamanda grows only 3 feet tall and flowers freely once the summer temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees F. It works well in a container on a deck or patio or even in a hanging basket. Golden Butterfly is hardy to USDA zone 9 and can be used as a summer annual in colder regions. It also can be brought indoors at the first hint of fall cold to overwinter for next year.
For more information about the Golden Butterfly alamanda, go to: Logee's Greenhouse.