Botanical Name: Justicia californica
 Common Name: Chuparosa
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6'

 

Flower Color

Orange, Red

 

Flower Season

Winter, Spring

 

Leaf Color

Grey Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Ranch, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers

 

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring

 

Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Hedge, Mass Planting, Naturalizing

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Hummingbirds

Information by: Kathleen Moore

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Sprawling shrub grows to 4' x 4'. Moderate growth rate. Usually leafless. Succulent green stems, small orange to red tubular flowers. Full sun. Quite drought resistant but grows faster with some supplemental water. Attracts hummingbirds. Native to the Sonoran Desert.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.