Burmeistera cyclostigmata, Burmeistera

Burmeistera cyclostigmata

Family: Campanulaceae
Origin: Central America
Vine or creeper plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Burmeistera cyclostigmata is an interesting and unusual small to medium-sized perennial creeper or vine native to Central America. It grows up to 2-5 ft and can be found creatively clinging to rocks, trees, and structures; although, it can also grow as an upright shrub. Its glossy, dark green foliage adds a lush, leafy accent to its overall appearance, while its early summer flowers, in shades of pink to red, crimson, and vinous, turn the plant into a show stopping garden spectacle. It's no wonder that this hardy plant attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies alike.

When it comes to plant care, Burmeistera is rather easy to maintain in USDA Zones 9-11 with regular water and semi-shade. If you're in a colder region, Burmeistera can be grown in pots and protected during the winter months. In the spring, when the threat of frost has passed, the pot can be placed out in the garden. During the summer months, be sure to keep the soil evenly moist and give it plenty of fertilizer. If you want to keep your potted plant for more than one season, it is important that you repot it into a larger pot every few years so that it can continue to thrive.

Overall, not only is Burmeistera cyclostigmata a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant, it is also an attractive addition to any garden with its unusual color and attractive blooms. If you're looking for an interesting and eye-catching way to add a pop of color to your outdoor space, this Central American native is a wonderful choice.

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