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Crossandra puberula

Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)

Common names: Crossandra (E);

Perennial, Shrub
A delightful small shrub with attractive peach flowers

Crossandra puberula

EVERGREEN

SEMI-SHADE

SEMI FROST HARDY

MEDIUM WATER REQUIREMENTS

FAST GROWER

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

0.4m x 0.3m
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

Crossandra puberula

DESCRIPTION

A perennial small shrub that grows from a creeping woody rhizome.    The oval leaves are in whorls of 4 and are covered in sparse hairs.  It bears attractive fan-shaped, salmon-peach-coloured flowers borne on long spikes.

WILDLIFE & ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS
Attracts numerous insects.
WATER REQUIREMENTS
Water moderately.
MAINTENANCE
Low maintenance. Prune to remove dead foliage and spent flower stalks.
LANDSCAPING USES
A wonderful low-growing shrub to add to a forest garden. It can also be grown in a container in a shady position.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Woodland
FLOWERS

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