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Justicia brandegeeana 'Yellow Queen'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: brandegeeana
Cultivar: Yellow Queen

Synonym:Beloperone guttata

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Shirleymae On Jan 25, 2010, Shirleymae from Champaign, IL wrote:

bought this plant in North Carolina and brought it back to Illinois.
brought it in house for winter in south window. growing bigger. love it. had never seen one before.


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

Fallbrook, California
Laguna Beach, California
Roseville, California
San Clemente, California
Santa Cruz, California
Valley Village, California
Deltona, Florida
Hollywood, Florida
Keystone Heights, Florida
North Port, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
Trenton, Florida
Champaign, Illinois
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
Houston, Texas
Missouri City, Texas
San Antonio, Texas

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