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Bouvardia ternifolia 'Scarlet Hummer'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Bouvardia ternifolia 'Scarlet Hummer'

Scarlet Hummer Hummingbird Flower

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Item #: 4943

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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(aka: Bouvardia ternifolia T73-41) "Wow, whaas dat?"...is the common reaction from garden visitors in late summer as they walk up to our clump of Bouvardia ternifolia. Amazingly, many folks are not familiar with bouvardia as a garden perennial...notwithstanding its recent rise in popularity as a cut flower. This Mexican seed collection from the folks at Yucca Do comes from 2,460' elevation in the Hidalgo province town of Tamazunchale...bless you! In our garden, bouvardia awakens in very late spring and forms a small clump of 2' tall shoots, clothed with small linear leaves. Beginning in midsummer and continuing until fall, the plants are topped with flat flower clusters of brilliant orange-red flowers. Since 2003, this is the only form of Bouvardia ternifolia that has been winter hardy for us, and dry soil in winter is the key to good survival in the garden. In 2012, we finally gave the cultivar name Bouvardia 'Scarlet Hummer' to the clone that we've offered since 2003.

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