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Dicliptera suberecta * Hummingbird Bush (syn. Justicia suberecta)

Dicliptera suberecta is graced with loads of slender orange flowers through the late summer and fall.  The soft gray leaves make this plant a great addition to the lavenders and artemisia's for the gray garden.  I have had Dicliptera suberecta survive cold to 16° F, though it looked pretty sketchy for about 6 months.  Hummingbird Bush dies back to the ground for a few months and then comes back strongly in the spring. I have grown it in light shade to full sun.  If attracting hummingbirds is one of your goals this plant is a must for your garden. It is also known as Justicia suberecta in some texts but I think that name is outdated.

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