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Wild Allamanda, Hammock Viperstail
Also known as Urechites lutea
|Size:||3 - 12 ft|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms spring through fall.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Grow on a trellis, fence, or post.|
|Considerations:||The sap is an irritant to the skin and poisonous if ingested.|
|Propagation:||Establish from seed or cuttings.|
|Availability:||FNPS plant sales, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||High. Can tolerate significant and ongoing amounts of salty wind and salt spray without injury.|
|Soil or other substrate:||Humus (organic, upland), Lime rock, Sand|
|Soil pH:||Circum-neutral to calcareous|
Said to attract hummingbirds.
Larval host of the polka dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais), but there is a question whether or not that's a native moth as that is the moth that defoliates oleander and desert rose plants.
Skipper butterflies visit the flowers.
Said to attract butterflies.
|Native Habitats:||Pine woods, coastal hammocks, edges of coastal marshes.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures