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Justicia rizzinii

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to May
  • Height0.3m to 0.65m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourYellow red
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Justicia rizzinii. This shrub will grow to about 60cm in height and spread. The leaves are small; less than 25mm long. In the summer and autumn it will produce red tubular flowers with a yellow tip.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Temperate N. America

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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