Justicia spicigera

Category: Shade Perennials
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: orange
Bloom Time: late spring to freeze
Height: 3 ft
Width: 6 ft
Exposure: part sun
Irrigation: low to medium
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: Spicigera (spik-EE-ger-uh) is another one of those hand-me-down plants that has stood the test of time in Houston area gardens. It slowly forms a 6 ft clump of bright green foliage and orange tubular flowers. Expect it to freeze back most winters.