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PlantFiles: Scarlet Bouvardia, Firecracker Bush, Trumpetilla, Hummingbird Flower
Bouvardia ternifolia

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Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Bouvardia (boo-VAR-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: ternifolia (tern-ee-FOLE-ee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Bouvardia glaberrima

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19 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive BajaBlue On May 26, 2009, BajaBlue from Rancho Santa Rita, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is just the cuppa tea for the hummers-- neon bright crimson
tubular flowers.

Positive duggiehoo On Apr 18, 2007, duggiehoo from McDonough, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Although I live in Zone 7 I have grown one in the ground as a perennial for the last 4 years. Blooms non-stop from June to September. Pests like Japanese Beetles and aphids leave it pretty much alone.

Neutral frostweed On Jan 19, 2007, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Scarlet Bouvardia, Firecracker Bush, Trumpetilla, Hummingbird Flower Bouvardia ternifolia is Native to Texas and other States.

Regional...

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

Benson, Arizona
Berkeley, California
San Anselmo, California
Hollywood, Florida
Mcdonough, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
Georgetown, Texas
Longview, Texas
Spring, Texas
Jetersville, Virginia



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