Bouvardia ternifolia - Firecrackerbush (Firecracker Bush) flowers and foliage Bouvardia ternifolia
Common Name Bovardia, Firecracker Bush, Trompetilla
Latin Name Bouvardia ternifolia
Native Habitat Southwestern deserts above 3,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month in dry months, partial shade
Height X Width 4 feet X 3 feet
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Dark green, deciduous
Garden Suitability Hummingbird, Thornless, Butterfly
Ornamental Value Showy red trumpet shaped flowers May through November, cold marginal
Nature Value Flowers used by butterflies and hummingbirds
Native American Uses None known
Links  
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/60752/
    Images and data http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=bote2
    Images and data http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/reds/red14.html
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouvardia
    Images and data http://www.desert-tropicals.com/Plants/Rubiaceae/Bouvardia_ternifolia.html
    Images http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?where-genre=Plant&where-taxon=Bouvardia+ternifolia
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BOUVA
    Nursery http://www.logees.com/prodinfo.asp?number=R1100-2
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