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Dicliptera squarrosa

 
Synonym(s) Dicliptera suberecta; Dicliptera sericea
Common name hummingbird plant; Uruguayan firecracker plant
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z7-11)
Flowers orange-red
Size 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes well drained soil; drought-tolerant

Bushy herbaceous perennial sporting a profusion of tubular coral-red flowers arranged in loose clusters from mid-summer onward, over a background of softly fuzzy grayish-green oval leaves. Grows a bit wider than tall, and is reportedly resistant to drought, heat, and humidity (a.k.a. Houston-tolerant). The flowers are hummingbird magnets.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: waterfall pondside

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