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Justicia brandegeana var. lutea

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDeep green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Justicia brandegeana var. lutea. This may also be known as 'Yellow Queen', and it has bright yellow bracts.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Some species need regular pruning. Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the spring or early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mites may cause problems under glass.

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