Mexican Honeysuckle

Justicia spicigera

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near native
Origin: Mexico
Family: Acanthaceae
Size: 3 -5′
Sun: Full to part, avoid afternoon summer sun
Watering: Regular water
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Does not tolerate caliche soil
Temperature: Hardy to 26 F
Pruning: Lightly head back in late winter
Disease and Pests: White Flies
Uses: Attracts Hummingbirds
Notes: Flowers sporadically throughout year; if summer shade and winter sun they bloom more in winter, when planted in full sun blooms more in summer and fall.


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