|COMMON NAME||ROUGE PLANT|
|BOTANICAL NAME||Rivina humilis|
|HEIGHT||3 – 5 Feet|
|ZONES||9 to 10 – South Florida & Caribbean|
|LIGHT||Full sun or shade|
|SALT TOLERANCE||Salt & Drought Tolerant|
Rivina never stops delighting the garden without being agressive. Rivina seems to spring up where ever there is an empty space. Since it is pretty – it can simply stay in that spot until you are ready to put in a pernament plant.
Flowers of Rivina are small and white and born on a short spike. The fruit are a beautiful red.
Rivina will do well in either full sun or shade although I think that it really prefers a shady spot because that is where I find them springing up the most.
As I said – one really nice thing about Rivina is that once you have to remove it – no problem – it comes right out with little effort.
When Rivina gets leggy – simply cut it back and it will come right back in no time.