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PlantFiles: Juba's Bush
Iresine diffusa

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Iresine (ir-es-EYE-nee) (Info)
Species: diffusa (dy-FEW-sa) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Grown for foliage

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral htop On Jan 31, 2009, htop from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

I have not grown this plant. It is native to Florida, Louisiana, Texas - only Marion County, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Apr 28, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

A native to hammocks and disturbed sites, Juba's bush is common in the peninsula and into the central panhandle of Florida.

Regional...

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

Bartow, Florida



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