Ixora, Flame of the Woods, Jungle Flame, Jungle Geranium
Ixora coccinea 'Maui Sunset'

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Ixora (iks-OR-uh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maui Sunset
Hybridized by Hines Horticulture

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Glendale, Arizona

Vista, California

Big Pine Key, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Key West, Florida

Melbourne, Florida

Miami, Florida

North Port, Florida

Winter Garden, Florida

Bay City, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Spring, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
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Positive

On Aug 16, 2014, hoosierquilt from Vista, CA wrote:

Grows very well here in San Diego country. Blooms are spectacular. Needs little pampering, just protection from any rare temps below 32 degrees in our area.

Neutral

On Sep 27, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Ixora - Jungle Flame
From tropical regions of Africa, Asia and islands of the Pacific, this a large genus of about 400 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees, some with spectacular heads of scarlet, orange, yellow, pink or white flowers. They have glossy, deep green leaves. In Asia, the roots of ixoras are used to make a medicine said to alleviate stomach ailments and cure dysentery. These shrubs are used for massed bedding, hedges and screens, and can be grown in containers.
Cultivation: Ixoras need a warm, frost-free climate to grow outdoors as they are frost tender; in the tropics, they appreciate a part-shaded position, and in cooler climates they are grown in greenhouses. Humus-rich, moist but freely drained, friable soils and high humidity suit them best, and they ... read more

Positive

On Jul 15, 2007, marjan from Winter Garden, FL wrote:

The ixora's grow wonderfully in Florida. I have them in full sun in the Florida heat and they continue to bloom all year round with no maintenance. Highly recommend!

Positive

On Jun 14, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Evergreen perennial to 40, annual in colder regions. This is absolutely one of my favorites because of the flower cluster and its vibrant color.