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Bouvardia domestica 'Alba'

Bouvardia domestica 'Alba'
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Common Name: White Bouvardia

Plant Family: Rubiaceae

Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  White
Scented flowers or leaves:  Scented Flowers
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Evergreen:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)


Tender evergreen shrub with beautifully fragrant white flowers in summer, the scent is best in the evening, in a warm humid greenhouse or conservatory. Grow in 50:50 loam and peat-based based compost in good light. Trim lightly after flowering. This is semi-herbaceous at low temperatures, with new growth appearing from below compost level in spring. Keep on dry side in winter. Minimum 5C., preferably higher.


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