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Bouvardia ternifolia


Evergreen, Shrubs

BOUVARDIA

Pretty clusters of four-petaled tubular flowers appear on relaxed, 2–3-ft.-high plants. One type has fragrant blossoms, but it is also the most tender and looks poorest after flowers are gone. The unscented red-flowered species are hardier, easier togrow. All appreciate well-drained soil, midday shade. To encourage compact growth, prune hard annually after bloom period ends.

Bouvardia ternifolia

Nativeto Texas, Mexico. To 3 ft. tall,2 1/2–3 ft. wide; 2-in. leaves inwhorls of three or four.Unscented, inch-long red flowersin loose clusters at branchends in summer and early fall.Forms have pink, rose, or coralblossoms. Little water.

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