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Cestrum elegans, Butterfly flower, Red cestrum

Cestrum elegans

Butterfly flower, Red cestrum
Family: Solanaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

An everblooming buterfly attractor! Beautiful deep red flower clusters. Low water need once establish. Other species: Cestrum 'Newellii' (hybrid between Cestrum elegans and Cestrum fasciculatum), Cestrum elegans 'Smithii' (salmon-pink flowers).


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