Fact sheet: Golden Plume
Scientific name: Justicia aurea
Habit: Tall shrub
General Height: 4-6 feet
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.
Sold at Nassau County Master Gardener Plant Sale