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Ladybird® Lemonade Texas Primrose Calylophus hybrid

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Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
8" 20"
Height: 4" - 8"
Spread: 12" - 20"
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    BLOOM or bust.

    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. The flowers are soft yellow and will age to include peach and pink tones.

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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
    Trails Up To: 
    12 Inches
    8 - 12 Inches
    12 - 20 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Flower Shade: 
    Lemon Yellow with Peach and Pink Tones as Flowers Age
    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 plants. 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 plant 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® Lemonade Calylophus hybrid 'WNCYLALEM' USPP 33,980, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • These flowers look delicate. They are a beautiful color. The yellow flowers do not last long, and I have to deadhead them every day in order for them to look nice. So you DO need to deadhead them, and although doing so is very easy, it's a pain in the neck to do so every day. I have them in two window boxes in the front of my house. I'm not sure I would buy them again, however, because the flowers are so short-lived and require daily deadheading. But they are lovely and hardy.

      Margaret Diehl
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I purchased two of these online this spring and planted them in a container on the east side of my home. It gets 7-8 hours of sun per day then moves into shade. It has been between 95-100 degrees F here for the past two weeks. This plant has held up beautifully, even with watering every other day on occasion. I can definitely attest to the drought and heat tolerance of this plant. It is thriving - blooming, growing - even in this crazy heat.

      Krista H.
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
  • 8 Awards

    Award Year Award Plant Trial
    2021 Perfect Score Oregon State University
    2021 Top Performer Penn State
    2021 Top Performer South Dakota State - McCrory Gardens
    2021 Top Performer University of Laval
    2021 Top Performer Oklahoma State University Botanical Gardens
    2021 Top Performer Michigan State University
    2021 Leaders of the Pack Beds North Carolina State, JC Raulston Arboretum
    2021 Top Performer University of Guelph
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