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Justicia rizzinii

Classification

Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Acanthaceae
            Genus: Justicia
                        Specie: Justicia rizzinii

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 in (38 cm)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil in a sheltered position

Features: Leathery oval green leaves turn bronze in winter; red flowers with golden tips

Uses: Tropical gardens Mixed shrubbery Indoor plant Tubs Courtyards

Zones: 9-11

Description: One of the hardier justicias, this Brazilian native is a densely twiggy shrub with small, leathery, oval leaves that often develop bronze tints in winter, its main flowering season. The cultivar ?Firefly? is heavier flowering. Scarlet red flowers w

Growth Habit: Dense twiggy habit

Comments: Cultivars available







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