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Dicliptera resupinata

Acanthaceae
Perennials, Flowers

DICLIPTERA

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.

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