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Brazilian Plume Flower
Scientific Name: Jacobinia carnea (Lindl.) G. Nicholson
Synonym: Justicia carnea
Family: Acanthaceae
Brazilian Plume Flower (Jacobinia  carnea) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8-9,13-27
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Semi hardy in Phoenix, to 28F (-2C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Origin: Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub 3 to 5 feet tall (90-150 cm), 3 feet spread (90 cm); ovate leaves, more or less pubescent, 6 to 8 inches long (15-20 cm)

Watering Needs: Abundant water, keep the soil evenly moist

Propagation: Seeds, easy by tip cuttings

Cut back in early spring, blooms in summer and fall.

Brazilian Plume Flower (Jacobinia  carnea)

Brazilian Plume Flower (Jacobinia  carnea)

Blooming Habits:
Various shade of pink, red, yellow, orange or white flowers, in thick spikes and stem tips, from early summer to fall. The cultivar 'Alba' has white flowers. Michigan Bulb - 120 x 60 Lawns Banner! Gurney's 120 x 60 A

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