Cantua buxifolia
"Sacred Flower of the Andes"

Cantua buxifolia"Sacred Flower of the Andes"Cantua buxifolia"Sacred Flower of the Andes"

Brilliant magenta flowers cover this amazing evergreen shrub in Spring and intermittently throughout the year.Hardy to 20 degrees F with pretty bright green foliage, it grows quickly to a multibranching 6’x6’. The 3” long flaring trumpets are held in clusters of twelve or more and display bright blue pollen on the stamens. Adored by hummingbirds!Can be pruned to a shorter size and grown in a large container (15 gal. or larger) or espaliered. It enjoys rich soil (tolerates worse) and a sunny sheltered spot. Native to the Andes. Does not fair well in hot and humid climates.


Sun/Part Shade
Average Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA Zones 9b-11