Evergreen, Shrubs, Flowers
This group of plants is grown chiefly for tubular, tightly clustered flowers or, in the case of Justicia brandegeeana, for showy spikes of bracts. Blossoms of all species attract hummingbirds. Leaves are paired, opposite each other on the stems.Justicia spicigera
From Mexico andCentral America. To 3 ft. high, 4 ft. wide, with light green, smooth or velvety leaves. Few floweredclusters of 1 1/2-in.orange or orange-red flowers appear nearly year-round, peakingin spring and fall. Full sun or partial shade. Little to regular water.
Native mostly to Southern California. Broader, more leathery leaves than the species.
Small, spiny cacti from South America, generally grown in pots. Enormous number of species, hybrids, a...
Grows 3–5 ft. a yearfor first few years, then moreslowly to an eventual 30–60 ft.tall and wide. Pink, ...