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Cantua buxifolia

Sacred Flower of the Incas

Magic Flower, Magic Flower Of The Incas, Sacred Flower Of Peru
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Cantua buxifolia
Principal Common Name Sacred Flower of the Incas
Common Name(s) Magic Flower, Magic Flower of the Incas, Sacred Flower of Peru
Description Small shrub, unremarkable most of the year until spectacular spring bloom with tubular florescent orange-pink blossoms. Same plant may also sport yellow, pink or white blooms.
General Comments
Origin Andean South America
Height Range 4 - 6 FT
Spread Range 4 - 6 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy
Form Shrub
Flower Color Day-glo Pink : Orange pink : Purple : White : Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Flower

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