Bouvardia - Care Tips

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Bouvardia. Background information about, origin, species, care and bouquets with Bouvardia


Bouvardia is available in white, pink, red or two of these colors combined. A member of the Rubiacae family, she is also a beloved garden plant. There are about thirty varieties of bouvardias, all offering different sizes, flower colors and single or double flowers. Always recognizable by the trumpet or star-shaped flower.


Bouvardias have a glorious past. It is named after Charles Bouvard, personal physician to Louis XIII and head of the Jardin du Roi in Paris. The flower symbolizes enthusiasm, which is why bouvardias are often included as cut flowers in flower arrangements given to celebrate.


The genus bouvardia comprises about thirty species and originates from Central America, especially Mexico. Did you know that coffee, gardenias and pentas are related to the bouvardia?