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Cantua buxifolia /Sacred Flower of the Andes, Scared Flower of the Incas

Cantua buxifolia  / Cantua buxifolia
Red, tubular flowers
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Red, tubular flowers

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Scientific Name: Cantua buxifolia
Common Name: Sacred Flower of the Andes, Scared Flower of the Incas
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Red
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Comments: The special feature of this tropical shrub is the flower. Bright red, tubular flowers appear in clusters. Leaves are small and grayish-green. Makes an excellent container plant in locations not subject to freezing temperatures like in a conservatory and outdoors in frost-free locations.