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Justicia floribunda

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourCream, yellow, orange, pink, red

Description

Justicia floribunda. This species is a dwarf evergreen shrub with a rounded growth habit. The leaves are oblong to broadly obovate and medium green. The flowers are borne in small nodding axillary spikes of tubular yellow-red blooms in the autumn to the spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Temperate N. America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • 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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