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Turnera Ulmifolia, Sage Rose (Yellow) – Plant – TUS-131149


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Yellow Alder is a perennial, dense, compact shrub with dark toothed leaves and small, yellow-orange flowers.
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.Plant Specifications*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

Common Name
West Indian Holly, Sage Rose, Yellow Alder, Yellow Buttercups, Sage Rose, Cuban Buttercup , ramgoat dashalong

Maximum Reachable Height
2 to 3 feet

Flower Colour

Bloom Time
Year round

Difficulty Level
Easy to grow

Planting and careTurnera 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.Turnera Ulmifolia 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.

Full Sun


Well-drained soil

60 to 85 degrees F

Apply any organic fertilizer

Turnera Ulmifolia uses

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


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