General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: National Flower of Suriname

Common names
  • Flame of the Woods
  • Jungle Geranium
  • Jungle Flame
  • Fiery Love
  • Faya Lobi

  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 11, 2022 9:59 AM concerning plant:
    There is supposed to be about 400 species of Ixora native to tropical Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands that are evergreen shrubs and small trees with showy clusters of red, orange, yellow, pink, or white flowers. In southern Florida, the most common species is supposed to be this I coccinea from southeast Asia. There may be the second most used species of the I. chinensis, but some sources consider both to be the same species. I can't say there really is a difference. However, this one or two species is used a lot in landscaping down there. Many times the plant is used as a sheared hedge, which does not bear as many flowers as unsheared plants. I saw reddish-orange or pink rounded clusters of small tubular flowers the most. The fruit is black and cherry-like. Ixora like moist well-drained soil and seem fine with the soil of Broward County Florida that usually is slightly alkaline made of sand, marl, and weathered limestone.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Sep 22, 2016 5:27 PM concerning plant:
    National flower of Suriname.

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