Golden Plume
Justicia aurea

Acathaceae

Habit: Tall shrub

General Height: 4-6 feet

Slope: All

Sun or Shade: Bright shade to part sun

Inflorescence Colors: Yellow

Flower Pollination: Hummingbird

Bloom Time: Mid Summer/Late Summer/Early Fall

Water:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Golden Plume likes humidity and rich, moist organic soil.  Cut way back in late winter to produce a bushy plant with fresh deep green leaves.  Take the excess cuttings and plunge into the soil to expand your clump.

Cold hardy to the 20's – severe colds may cause defoliation, just cut back after winter and it will regrow. 

 

 

Golden Plume

Rebecca Jordi
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director
Contributing Editor
email: rljordi@ufl.edu