Bouvardia glaberrima
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Bouvardia glaberrima

smooth bouvardia

  family rubiaceae 
  genus bouvardia 

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Genus  Bouvardia Species  glaberrima Variety  Cultivar  Common names  smooth bouvardia Family  RUBIACEAE Specimen number  S10169 Data source  HumGrdn p81
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  2' - 3' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Partial shade Water  Dry to moist Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-08b AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Bouvardia glaberrima is a good hummingbird feeder. Smooth bouvardia can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. Partial shade is needed for this plant to do its best. It usually does best in dry to moist soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  yes Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Bouvardia glaberrima is considered to have originated from New Mexico and Arizona.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Bouvardia glaberrima is an herbaceous perennial. Flowers: Smooth bouvardia has honeysuckle-like flowers. This long flowering plant is in bloom from May through October. Flowers are often found in such colors as red, orange, pink or white.

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