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Juanulloa aurantiaca


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (67498)

Plant details

This unusual shrub from Central and South America spreads by creeping vine-like shoots. Throughout the growing season it is covered with small, bright orange, bell-shaped flowers. In its native habitat these are pollinated by hummingbirds. Its loose growth habit makes it ideal for use as ground cover on rocky banks and uneven ground where other plants may struggle to establish. It needs a well-drained soil and a position in full sun to thrive.

Family: Solanaceae

Genus: Juanulloa

Species: aurantiaca

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 120cm

Spread: 120cm

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