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JUSTICIA rizzinii

(syn. Libonia floribunda) - soft downy stems and a rounded habit. This frost tender shrub has tubular yellow and scarlet flowers from autumn to late spring

 

  • Evergreen - oblong to broadly oval, mid-green leaves to 2cm (¾in) long. One of each pair is smaller.
  • Red
  • Yellow - yellow and scarlet
  • Height - 30-60cm (12-24in)
  • Spread - 30-60cm (12-24in)
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical - Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. Jacobinia pauciflora, Justicia floribunda
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass, red spider mites, whiteflies.
  • Place of origin - Brazil
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - axillary spikes 3cm (1¼in) long
  • Tubular - 2cm (¾in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Greenhouse / conservatory - Not the sort of plants to be grown outside where there are likely to be frosts. These plants need to be grown in a conservatory or cool greenhouse or at least brought inside for the winter
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11 - tip-prune young plants to encourage bushiness
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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30-60cm (12-24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30-60cm (12-24in)
 

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