Justicia petiolaris

A small shrub bearing blue, two-lipped flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): .5m x .5m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

This perennial herb develops into an attractive shrub suitable for a shady spot.  Its leaves are soft, oval and hairy.  It produces masses of small blue flowers with a white mouth with mauve stripes.  The fruit is a club-shaped capsule that explodes to release the seeds.

GARDEN THEMES:
Forest

FLOWERS:
FOLIAGE:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Junonia hierta (Yellow Pansy)
Junonia natalica (Brown Pansy)
Junonia oenone (Blue Pansy)
FULL GALLERY:
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