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Justicia aurea (Yellow Jacobinia)

Yellow Jacobinia


Justicia aurea (Yellow Jacobinia) is an upright, evergreen shrub with huge dark green, ovate leaves, up to 12 in. long (10-30 cm), and showy flower plumes, 6-10 in. long (15-25 cm), densely packed with tubular, bright yellow flowers. Blooming from mid to late summer, the flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The lush foliage and distinctive flowers make Yellow Jacobinia a natural for a tropical garden. Great for use as a foundation or mass planting in warm climates, it is also terrific for containers or as a houseplant.

  • Grows up to 4-8 ft. tall (120-240 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • A part shade lover, this plant is best grown in moist, humusy, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for Mediterranean gardens and containers.
  • Cut back older branches to a node right above the ground in fall to produce a good compact plant.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Generally disease free. Keep an eye out for glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly.
  • Native to Central America, Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Justicia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Justicia
Exposure Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 8' (120cm – 240cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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