wild allamanda, hammock viperstail
Synonyms: Urechites lutea
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 3 - 12 ft
Flower Color: yellow
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Grow on a trellis, fence, or post. Blooms spring through fall.
Propagation: Establish from seed or cuttings.
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Larval host of the polka dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais), but there is a question whether or not that's a native moth. It's the moth that defoliates oleander and desert rose plants.
Native Habitats: Pine woods, coastal hammocks, edges of coastal marshes.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in: