Cantua buxifolia

Also known as:

  • Inca Bells
  • Sacred Flower of the Incas
  • Magic Flower
  • Sacred Flower of the Andes

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

9b-11

Size

H:6'-8'
W:6'-8'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular, low

Sun Exposure:

sun

Features

Flower Color:

pink, red

Wildlife:

hummingbirds

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

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Canby, Oregon

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Annie's Annuals & Perennials

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Richmond, California

888-266-4370

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Rare and unusual annual & perennial plants, including cottage garden heirlooms & hard to find California native wildflowers.

Secret Garden Growers

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Canby, Oregon

503-651-2006

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Monmouth, Oregon

503-838-6058

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Whether this gorgeously blooming shrub really was sacred to the Incas, we don't know, but it comes from the Andes, is scarce in cultivation, and is very, very beautiful indeed. A dazzling display in Spring/Summer of bright cerise, tubular flowers, 3" long, flaring at the tips in dense, terminal clusters. It enjoys rich soil (tolerates worse), a sunny, sheltered position and requires winter protection! Can grow to 7' tall and usually needs tying or staking. Hummers love this!

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Brilliant magenta flowers cover this amazing evergreen shrub in Spring & intermittently throughout the year in temperate climates. Hardy to 20 °F with pretty bright green foliage, it grows quickly to a multibranching 6’ x 6’. The 3” long flaring trumpets are held in clusters of twelve or more & display bright blue pollen on the stamens. Adored by hummingbirds! Can be pruned to a shorter size & grown in a large container (15 gal. or larger) or espaliered. It enjoys rich soil (tolerates worse) & a sunny sheltered spot. Native to the Andes. Does not fair well in hot & humid climates.

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Sacred Inca flower has luscious clusters of bright reddish pink tubular flowers at the tips of somewhat rangy stems with small leaves. Arresting in flower. 6' x 6'

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