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Bouvardia ternifolia/Scarlet Bouvardia

Bouvardia ternifolia / Bouvardia ternifolia
One of the brightest red flowers on a perennial
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One of the brightest red flowers on a perennial

One cluster just at peak of flowering

Makes a spectacular show in a landscape planting

Makes a small shrub 2-3 feet in height

Large number of flowers in numerous clusters on healthy plant

Dark red flowers

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Scientific Name: Bouvardia ternifolia
Common Name: Scarlet Bouvardia
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This plant is in constant bloom when the weather is warm, having showy clusters of red, tubular flowers from sping into fall. It should bloom constantly where the climate is frost free. Hummingbirds feed on its nectar and butterflies are very attracted to its flowers. It a native of Mexico and possibley part of Texas. It grows well in a container. It recovers and flowers quickly ater any necessary pruning.