Turnera Info - Knowledgebase Question

Magnolia, TX
Question by SAN1411
September 29, 1998
I bought a plant about 3 feet tall with small off-white blooms and the name on the pot was TURNERA. I can't find any info on it. The nursery only knew it to be an annual that reseeds itself. Can you help with any more info?

Answer from NGA
September 29, 1998


Though there are about 60 species in the Turnera genus, only one is commonly cultivated: Turnera ulmifolia, also called sage rose.

In frost-free regions the plant grows permanently in flower beds; in cooler regions in can be planted outdoors after all danger of frost has past, then brought in in the fall and wintered indoors.

It's quite an unusual plant--I'm sure that's why you've had trouble finding information. I don't see any reference to it reseeding itself, so you might want to save some seeds for planting next year, just in case.

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