Mexican Honeysuckle (Justicia spicigera)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 1-3 feet
Plant Spread: 1-3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leaves to 3", velvety pubescent.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Other: Can bloom all year in climate zones that don't get freezing temps!
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Mexican Honeysuckle

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Plant Events from our members
tabbycat On March 1, 2019 Bloomed
Starting to get more & more orange flowers for 2019
piksihk On March 19, 2019 Bloomed
front bed/pecan tree
piksihk On August 30, 2018 Bloomed
few buds
piksihk On May 22, 2018 Transplanted
frt under pecan tree
piksihk On May 19, 2018 Obtained plant
GMB swap
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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ID Flowering plant by prabhisetty Jun 3, 2019 2:42 AM 4
Help me ID, please! by kalllumnix Apr 7, 2018 4:37 PM 8
Chinese bush honeysuckle ? by piksihk Feb 11, 2017 12:23 AM 1
Mystery annual by 5601Lisa Jul 29, 2016 1:26 PM 6
Plant with orange flowers. What is this by LynneHTx Jun 13, 2016 8:48 PM 8
2016 Garden Chat and Photos by ssgardener Feb 25, 2017 2:24 PM 1,945
Please ID this plant, found in Costs Rica by Enki May 14, 2015 9:55 PM 9
Justicia 'Orange Flame' by eclayne Mar 30, 2014 9:06 AM 6
Hamelia patens 'Compacta' or Justicia spicigera by eclayne Mar 19, 2014 6:45 PM 3

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