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PlantFiles: Summer Sun Justicia, Orange Justicia
Justicia corumbensis

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Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: corumbensis

Synonym:Justicia jujuyensis
Synonym:Justicia leonardii
Synonym:Justicia nemoralis
Synonym:Justicia nemoralis var. tomentosa

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral TedTheHappyGardener On Jul 12, 2014, TedTheHappyGardener from Deland, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have had this plant for years and never knew what it was until I saw it for sale at Lowes. Mine freezes to the ground occasionally here in DeLand Florida but comes back in the spring. It takes a lot of water & tends to get Mealy Bugs but they don't seem to affect the health of the plant.

Positive plantaholique On Jul 10, 2011, plantaholique from Sarasota, FL wrote:

This is a very pretty, hardy, un-fussy plant that is sadly under-used here in SW Florida. The profuse flowers are a cheerful bright orange starburst shape- just lovely. Over about 5 years, my plant went from about 12" tall to about 6' tall x 5' wide, and flowers most of the year now in full to part sun. I fertilize it twice a year with high-quality time release fertilizer and that is all the special attention it gets. I have begun propagating it and the babies are coming along nicely too. A real winner!

Positive dragonluver7 On Apr 28, 2011, dragonluver7 from Daytona Beach, FL wrote:

My mom has one growing for years in outdoor FL's sandy soil. I have never seen seeds, but it is VERY easy to make cuttings from this plant. It stands the hot sun well too. :)

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Daytona Beach, Florida
Deland, Florida
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Lake Wales, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Umatilla, Florida
Mcdonough, Georgia
Youngsville, Louisiana
Charleston, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Missouri City, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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