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Mexican Honeysuckle
Spanish Dagger
Mexican Honeysuckle

Common name: Mexican Honeysuckle
Botanical name: Justicia spicigera

Evergreen shrub grows quickly to 6' x 6'. Leaves are fuzzy and velvety. Flowers borne in clusters of bright orange to reddish orange and nearly year round in warmer areas, during warm months in colder. Needs well drained soil. Pruning will induce bushiness. Attracts hummingbirds. Accepts full sun but prefers light shade. Works well under the canopy of trees. Native to Mexico into South America.

Spanish Dagger

Common name: Spanish Dagger
Botanical name: Yucca gloriosa

This clumping palm relative will reach 15' tall and has broad medium green, sword-like leaves. White flowers appear in the spring and summer. It blends well with either tropical or desert theme landscapes.

Designer: Sue Hakala, Homeowner

House Softening

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Water between sunset and sunrise when temperatures and wind are the lowest.