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Jammy mouth

Ruttya fruticosa

A striking herbaceous perennial plant. Can be trained into trees, shrubs, vines and hedges. It has long lasting flowers that give striking colours in an Autumn garden.Often used for ornamental and landscaping. Has a beautiful evergreen foliage, easily made into a hedge to give privacy from neighbours.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Not usually harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings.
Seed
Sow seed in early Spring.

Special features

Attracts birds
Nectar-loving birds like hummingbirds.
Attracts useful insects
Bees and butterflies.
Drought resistant
Drought tolerant once established.
Hedge plant
Creates a colourful cascading hedge that reduces wind damage.

Geography

Origin
Africa
Natural climate
Temperate

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid
Frost hardiness
Half-Hardy

Personality

Family
Acanthaceae
Flower colour
Orange
Scent
None

Problems

Problem free.

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