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Hummingbird Plant Dicliptera squarrosa

Previously known as:

  • Dicliptera suberecta
  • Jacobinia suberecta
  • Justicia suberecta
Phonetic Spelling
dye-CLIP-ter-uh skwa-RO-suh
Description

This firecracker plant will bring a vibrant burst of color to your garden without all the hassle of making a fire. Its vibrant orange/red flowers will bring a splash of color to your garden throughout the summer and into the autumn months. It is drought tolerant and endures humidity, making this an ideal plant for many areas which have such tempatures.

This amazing, showstopper plant attracts not just the human eye but also hummingbirds and butterflies which only adds more the attraction and beauty of this plant. This firecracker-looking plant will be the fire you will not want to put out but enjoy for many years as a showstopper in your garden.

 

 

See this plant in the following landscape:
Border Garden- Silver Theme
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#sun#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#red flowers#salt tolerant#orange flowers#summer flowers#bright orange#vibrant#firecracker#fireworks#fourth of july#showstopper#humidity tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#HS302
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hummingbirds#red#sun#full sun#partial shade#heat tolerant#drought tolerant#orange#perennial#red flowers#salt tolerant#orange flowers#summer flowers#bright orange#vibrant#firecracker#fireworks#fourth of july#showstopper#humidity tolerant#dry soils tolerant#butterfly friendly#HS302
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Dicliptera
    Species:
    squarrosa
    Family:
    Acanthaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Peru to Brazil and N. Argentina
    Wildlife Value:
    Hummingbird and butterfly attractor.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Food Source
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    This plant is moderately salt tolerant; heat, drought
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The flowers occur in clusters in summer and are bright orange.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dicliptera suberecta has leaves that are soft, fuzzy, light grey/green, and about 3" long. Leaves are opposite but then switch the other direction for the next layer (but are still opposite each other).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Heat
    Salt