False Honeysuckle

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FALSE HONEYSUCKLE, Tube-Tongue

Siphonoglossa pilosella - Acanthaceae, Acanthus Family


DESCRIPTION: Low growing, sprawling, 
mat-forming, dense ground cover 

Height: From 2 to 10 inches 

Flowers: Showy, purplish-lilac colored, 
2 lipped, 1/2 inch long. 
Spring to fall

Fruit: Small inconspicuous capsule

Foliage: Evergreen, elongated oval 1/2 inch long, 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide 

Growth rate: Slow to very slow

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Full sun, tolerates full shade well

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good to moderate

Water: Moderate

Maintenance: Little needed

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

NATIVE HABITAT: Brush thickets and near resacas.

WILDLIFE USE: Food for Vesta Crescent, Painted Crescent, Elada Checkerspot, Dymas Checkerspot, and Rosita Patch caterpillars. Nectar for 
small butterflies.

COMMENTS: Tolerates moderate foot traffic 
and mowing.

 


FALSE HONEYSUCKLE

 

FALSE HONEYSUCKLE

 

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