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Long Flower Tube Tongue

Justicia longii

Details & Attributes

Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low
Sun Full sun, partial shade
Pollinators Moths, (hummingbirds?)
Has Spines No
In relative feet, width by height
1-2' × 1-2'
Flowering Season April-October
Flower Color White
Minimum Temperature Range 10-15 °F
Leaf Description Narrow, opposite leaves
Fruit Capsules which split when ripe
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Elevation Range 3000-5000 ft.
Description A small plant with long white, moth attracting flowers. Much smaller then other Justicias, this species easily reseeds and can form patches in a garden. In habitat this species is restricted to southern Arizona, however, this plant has a higher elevational range than other Justicias and may be more cold tolerant. Plants are often more succesful in partial shade.