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Duvernoia aconitiflora

Lemon Pistol Bush
Duvernoia aconitiflora



Code: 69148

Price: $9.95


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Family: Acanthaceae

This species from South Africa is related to Justicia. It's a tall, much-branched, wind tolerant shrub growing to 9 feet in height. Two-lipped white to cream flowers, tinged with mauve, are borne at the end of stems in 3 to 7 opposite pairs. Blooms late summer through fall. The ripe club-shaped seed pods burst open with a loud, explosive crack, hence its common name. It has bright green narrow pendulous leaves. Plant in a frost free position in part shade to full sun. It requires rich soil and plenty of summer water. USDA zones 9 - 11.

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
basket
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
conditions
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
plant
(W) Winter
flowering


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