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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Bouvardia genus. This genus consists of deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs and perennials. There are about 30 species and they are frost tender. The flowers are fragrant and will bloom in various colours. The leaves are small and are arranged in opposite pairs.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

South America.

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 7-10C. They will prefer full light and fertile well drained soil. You should water freely when in full growth and moderately at other times. Cut back stems by half to three-quarters after flowering to maintain a neat habit.

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the spring or by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and mealy bug may cause problems.

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