Native: Tropical Africa
Justicia brandegeeana 'Fruit Cocktail'
Close up of Justicia nodosa flowers
emerge from the leaf axils and cascade down along the weeping branches. The flowers are held in small clusters; they are a deep pink and the bottom lip divided into 3 segments giving the flowers a frill like appearance. It grows to around 1m high; it prefers morning sun or light shade and it will thrive under trees. Flowering throughout the year: this Justicia is ideal to plant near the front of the garden or along the edge of a wall, so that the flowers can be seen and appreciated. Prune to keep this one more compact. I bought my first one as a small plant from Ian Wintle in 2010.
Native: South East Asia