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Justicia californica (Chuparosa)

Justicia californica
Beloperone, Hummingbird Bush, Chuparosa, Beloperone californica

This sprawling, open shrub is native to gravelly washes and rocky slopes of the Sonoran Desert at elevations under 2500 feet. It is usually leafless, with succulent green stems. Small, showy red tubular flowers occur from spring to fall, and are irresistible to hummingbirds. Plant in full sun and well-drained soil.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate Fast, Moderate
Height 3' - 4' (ft)
Spread 4' - 5' (ft)
Spacing 5' (ft)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen, Showy
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens, Rain Gardens
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: MSWN

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