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Justicia ghiesbreghtiana

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height1.2m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourOrange-red
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Justicia ghiesbreghtiana. This is an upright bushy shrub which will grow about 1.8m tall. The mid-green leaves are oval and deeply veined. The flowers are produced in loose terminal clusters of orange to red tubular flowers about 35mm long; they are produced in succession all through the warmer months.

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
  • 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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