Galphimia gracillis, also known as the Thriallis, is a large shrub, growing up to 5-0 feet tall, with bright yellow and orange flowers that are both long-lasting and highly fragrant. It's a popular choice amongst gardeners, thanks to its ability to thrive in a variety of conditions, including wind, drought and full sun to semi-shade. It'-s hardy in USDA Zones 9-11 and, when grown in a pot, young plants can withstand temperatures as low as the mid-30s for a short time. It is also a salt-tolerant seaside plant, although it should be pruned occasionally after flowering to maintain a better shape.
For care tips, Galphimia prefers well-drained soils, but is hardy in majority of soils. It should be watered moderately to ensure lots of flowering, but if grown in warm climates with higher humidity it may need more watering. In colder environments or when grown in a pot, it should be watered less frequently, allowing time for the soil to dry out between watering. To promote new blooms, it should be pruned back at the end of the flowering season, or at least three times a year.
Galphimia gracillis is just as useful in the garden as it is in a pot, providing a beautiful and long-lasting floral display that is sure to be a highlight of your garden. Thanks to its hardiness and ease of care, it'-s a great choice for gardeners of all levels, from beginners to experts.