Nyctaginia capitata Choisy
Devil's bouquet, Scarlet muskflower
Nyctaginaceae (Four-O'clock Family)
USDA Symbol: NYCA
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Size Notes: 6-18
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
Bloom Notes: Flowers open in cool of evening and close in the hot sun of the next day.
DistributionUSA: NM , TX
Native Habitat: Sandy, loamy or caliche soils along roadsides and in fields, mainly in the southern half of Texas.
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Fragrant Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Need plants with red flowers to grow in shaded area in yard in Austin.
May 04, 2010
I have a shaded area where all the shrubs die. I would like to plant some flowers there instead of shrubs. What red flower plants can sustain a lot of shade.
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From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Wrights Nursery - Briggs, TX
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX
NPSOT - Williamson County Chapter - Georgetown, TX
Herbarium Specimen(s)NPSOT 0473 Collected Jun 30, 1987 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 1104 Collected May 28, 1991 in Bexar County by Harold C. Walker
NPSOT 0157 Collected May 21, 1991 in Bexar County by Lottie Millsaps
NPSOT 0952 Collected Sep 1, 1994 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
NPSOT 0723 Collected Aug 4, 1992 in Bexar County by Harry Cliffe
BibliographyBibref 328 - Wildflowers of Texas (2003) Ajilvsgi, Geyata.
Bibref 286 - Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country (1989) Enquist, M.
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Nyctaginia capitata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Nyctaginia capitata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Nyctaginia capitata
MetadataRecord Modified: 2010-08-17
Research By: LMD, MAC