Mexican Honeysuckle – Justicia spicigera

In my garden, and many gardens across the Southwest, this herbaceous shrub is “Hummingbird Central” from spring until first frost. During this long, exuberant blooming season, Mexican Honeysuckle is constantly abuzz with visits from hummingbirds and even some intermittent butterflies! All of this activity is focused around the clusters of tubular, neon-orange flowers that stand…

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