Cardinal's Guard (Pachystachys spicata)

Botanical names:
Pachystachys spicata Accepted
Justicia spicata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Green bracts accented with bright red flowers.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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