Tubular trumpet-shaped flowers with flared ends occur in loose clusters at stem ends. These clusters of star-like flowers have soft blooms and a delicate scent. Stems are leafy, 20-24 inches long (51-61 cm). Red, white and pink are the most popular colors.
Species: Bouvardia spp
Origin: Native to Mexico, Central and South America.
Symbolizes: The Bouvardia flower symbolizes enthusiasm and versatility.
Also Known As: Firecracker Bush, Trumpetellia, Hummingbird Flower
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38 F (1-3 C)
Water: Medium water quality. Avoid softened water
Vase Life: 7-18 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Bouvardia flowers are normally harvested with two to three outer flowers open. Avoid flowers with yellow foliage, or that are showing signs of wilting. If the flowers shatter when the bunch is shaken, they were most likely exposed to ethylene.
Bouvardia stems drink a lot so make sure that your foam is saturated at all times.
Bouvardia flowers are sturdy, hardy stems that add a delicate touch to flower arrangements, mostly used as filler flowers because of the fullness of each stem. Each stem has a crown of little flowers. Bouvardia is an excellent flower to use in floral wedding designs, like bridal bouquets, corsages and centerpieces.
Flowers are highly sensitive to ethylene. Ethylene accelerates wilting and flower shattering. Treat with an anti-ethylene product.
Pest & Disease Information
Bouvardias are hardy flowers.
Flower shattering due to exposure to ethylene, use an anti-ethylene product. Yellow leaves, due to poor growing or post-harvest conditions. Leaf drooping due to poor hydration.
For optimal care of Bouvardia, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.