Bouvardia (Firecracker bush; Trumpetellia; Hummingbird flower)

Bouvardia is a genus of about 50 species of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae, native to Mexico and tropical America.
These species are evergreen herbs or shrubs, with large, deep-green leaves and single or double trumpet-shaped or star-shaped flowers, carried on tall, sometimes woody stems. They attract birds and butterflies to the garden and make wonderful additions to a number of different kinds of bouquets and arrangements.

Name meaning:

The genus was named after Charles Bouvard (1572–1658), who was the personal physician to Louis XIII, King of France.

Bouvardia symbolism:

Bouvardia symbolizes enthusiasm.

Interesting facts about Bouvardia:

The Plant’s Resurrection

This plant was completely forgotten at the beginning of the 19th century.
In 1997, when a Dutch breeder began developing a dwarfed version of it, Bouvardia emerged again. Today it is widely cultivated, especially in Holland.

Plant Type:

Herbs, Shrubs


Bouvardia comes in shades of white, yellow, pink, orange and red.