Bouvardia 'Flamingo Pink'

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Evening fragrance
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Saint Helena Island, SCDate: 2017-05-16
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Location: Saint Helena Island, SCDate: 2017-05-16
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Posted by ardesia (Saint Helena Island, SC - Zone 9a) on May 17, 2017 5:03 PM

This is a new plant for me but I can already tell this one has a greater need for water than its cousin the Bouvardia ternifolia. I can find little information on the parentage for this hybrid.

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Posted by ardesia (Saint Helena Island, SC - Zone 9a) on Mar 13, 2018 3:48 AM

This plant survived our unusually cold winter, snow ice and freezing temperatures, outside in a container with no protection. Although the top died back, it is coming back from the roots with impressive vigor.

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