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A member of the Rubiaceae family, bouvardia is named for Dr. Charles Bouvard, a former superintendent of the Jardin du Roi in Paris and a physician to Louis XIII. Of the more than 30 bouvardia species known, most are shrubs and herbs native to Mexico and Central America. Bouvardia's common relatives include gardenias, sweet woodruff, coffee and galium.
Care and Handling
Cold temperature sensitive. Do not store below 45 F.
Very versitile. The dainty, jasmine-like flowers are popular in wedding work.
Colors: Red orange, peach, white, light and dark pink.