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Cantua buxifolia (tricolor) 4" pot

Tricolor Sacred Flower of the Incas. Chilean Bellflower. Very interesting color form of this gorgeous shrub from San Francisco Botanical Garden!  3" trumpet-shaped flowers are candy striped with hot pink and white with a bright yellow tube. Attracts hummingbirds. Full sun, but it benefits from part shade in warmer areas and it doesn't do well in very hot climates.  National Flower of Peru and Bolivia.

(Polemoniaceae)  Common names include Flor del Inca, Magic Flower, Cantuta, Quantuta.


Light: Full sun/part shade

Water: Moderate.  Do not let dry out during hot weather

Soil: Well drained with lots of organic matter

Fertilizer: All-purpose, slow release

Hardiness: USDA Zone 9, but won't tolerate excessively hot climates


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