The Golden Thryallis is a delightful shrub that has upright clusters of bright yellow flowers. It is a native of eastern Mexico and is often cultivated in subtropical and tropical regions for its abundant flowers which are produced during a long blooming season throughout much of the year. It is drought tolerant, and is easy to grow. The foliage is fine textured, which compliments the delicate flower clusters. Leaves are small, oval, light to medium green and glaucous. The flowers are followed by small, 3-angled fruits that contain 3 seeds. It is used as a hedge, in borders, foundation plantings and as a specimen plant. Since it has a fast growth rate, it is also used as a flowering annual and a potted plant in temperate regions. It is a low maintenance plant and is also used in xeriscaping. It has been used in traditional herbal medicine and as an herbal supplement for hay fever and allergies.
- Soak the seed in water for 24 hours.
- Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet.
- Put the seeds on the soil.
- Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil.
- Water the seeds.
- Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade.
- When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.