Ruttya fruticosa



Plant of the Month


Ruttya fruticosa

Ruttya fruticosa

Common Name: Jammy Mouth, Hummingbird Plant

Origin: Africa (Family: Acanthaceae)

Growth Habit: A sprawling evergreen shrub maturing to a height of 4-6’ tall.

Cultural Requirements: Full sun to part shade. Prefers a well-draining soil and can tolerate temperatures down to about 35 degrees Fahrenheit.

Uses/Features: Border plantings, containers, and attractive to birds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

Bloom Time: Flowers appear from spring to fall and range from yellow to deep orange-red

Where at SDBG: Bamboo Garden at the Tropical Surround zone of the Hamilton Children’s Garden.


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Photos Rachel Cobb

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