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Dicliptera

Acanthaceae
Perennials, Flowers

Tender perennials with narrow, tubular, two-lipped blossoms. Where stems are not killed to the ground by frost, shear to about 6 in. high in late winter.

Dicliptera resupinata

Native to washes and rocky slopes from southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico into Mexico. Open, sparse growth to 2 ft. high, 2–3 ft. wide. Elongated heart-shaped leaves are dark green, with an attractive purplish cast in cool weather. Slender, rosy purple, 3/4-in.-long flowers from late spring to fall. Sometimes reseeds but is not invasive. Little or no water.

Dicliptera sericea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)
Dicliptera sericea (photo courtesy of Annie’s Annuals & Perennials)

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Dicliptera sericea

Native to Uruguay. Woody-based perennial grows to 2 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with grayish green, softly downy leaves. Summertime clusters of bright orange-red, 1 1/2-in.-long flowers attract hummingbirds. Moderate to regular water.

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