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ESTRELLITA LITTLE STAR™

Firecracker Bush

Bouvardia x

'WINBUESLST'

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Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush has clusters of flowers of bright orange-red. Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush is more compact and more colorful than conventional varieties. A cluster of orange-red star-like flowers on Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush. Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush plants being grown in a greenhouse.
  • Unique color
  • Compact habit
  • Heat tolerant
Description

When's the last time the color of a flower really knocked your socks off? The eye-popping red-orange-hot pink color of Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush (Bouvardia sp.) will do just that! Native to the Southwest of North America, this shrub has long been favored by cut flower growers and florists. This new hybrid from WinGen expands its garden utility as well, with a compact habit that's perfect for landscaping in warm climates and as a container accent in cooler areas. Blooms all summer without deadheading. 

USDA Zone
8 - 10 (10°F/-12.2°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
1.5 - 2'
Width
1.5 - 2'
Finish Time
.5 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring through fall
Flower Color
Orange
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Well-drained soil is imperative; avoid alkaline conditions.

Pruning

May be pruned in late winter/early spring if desired.

Uses

Low hedge, perennial and flower gardens, pollinator gardens, containers.

Growing Tips

Deadheading is not necessary for continuous bloom.