Jammy Mouth

Ruttya fruticosa

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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.
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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.

Pot plant

Hedge plant

Creates a colourful cascading hedge that reduces wind damage.

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Africa

Natural climate

Temperate

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, 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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