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Augusta rivalis

(Syn.: Lindenia rivalis), Needle Flower
Augusta rivalis



Code: 80122

Price: $9.95

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Family: Rubiaceae

This rare exotic shrub has 5 inch long white tubular flowers flaring to 1½ inches wide in clusters. It gets its common name from the needle-like unopened flower buds. Almost everblooming, even on young plants. Compact growing to 3 feet in height. Ideal for containers or small gardens. Plant in acid to neutral soil with plenty of moisture in full sun to part shade. It's cold hardy to the low 30's, but needs warmth and humidity to grow and thrive. Native to Central America where it grows along stream beds and is pollinated by hawkmoths. Some Florida commercial growers are selling this with the name Albertia sp. Belize in error.



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