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Justicia carnea ‘Kings Groom’

King's crown

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Features

  • BloomsMay to September
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourPale pink
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Justicia carnea ‘Kings Groom’ (King's crown). This variety produces beautiful lilac pink flowers and has large mid-green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

N.S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

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