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Cuban buttercup

These yellow, five-petaled, buttercup-like flowers bloom prolifically on this butterfly bush. Commonly called Cuban buttercup or yellow alder and botanically called Turnera ulmifolisa.

These growing buttercup bushes provides continued blossoms. They create great ground cover and serve as small bushes that brighten bare spots in the landscape with bright yellow flowers that bloom in the morning and last all day.

The rewards of growing buttercup bushes are abundant flowers and the attractive, oval-shaped, serrated evergreen foliage.

The Cuban buttercup attracts pollinator butterflies and bees.  This bush reaches about 2 to 3 feet in height and width, and is a nice addition in a butterfly garden. This is a drought-resistant plant and grows best in full sun.

It’s currently in bloom in the Butterfly Garden at Sarasota Garden Club. 1131 Boulevard of the Arts.

— Kay Weber

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