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Barleria prionitis


Order: Scrophulariales
   Family: Acanthaceae
            Genus: Barleria
                        Specie: Barleria prionitis

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2.5 ft (75 cm)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny position

Features: Pale orange-yellow flowers at end of branches

Uses: Shrub borders

Zones: 10-12

Description: This native of tropical Africa and Asia thrives in hot, seasonally dry environments. Although quite ornamental it is free-seeding and has shown weedy tendencies in some areas outside its natural range. It is a shrub of up to 21?2 ft (75 cm) high with stro

Growth Habit: Upright stems

Comments: Can become invasive outside natural habitat

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