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as Justicia suberecta in some texts but I think that name is outdated.
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