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Ruttya fruticosa

Hummingbird-Vine, Ruttya

Ruttya fruticosa Lindau

RUT-ya fruit-ah-COSE-ah

Acanthaceae

 

Explanation of name:The genus name commemorates John Rutty (1697 - 1775), an Irish author interested in medicinal and spiritual uses for plants.  Fruticosa means shrubby.

 

Natural range: Africa (BA2)

 

Recognition:  Partially vinelike shrub having opposite, ovate, opposite leaves and extremely showy, 2-lipped bright orange flowers with a roughened-bumpy black (or very dark) blotch at the center. ‘Orange’ is a self-explanatory cultivar.  ‘Phyllis van Verden’ is a cultivar derived from the hybrid R.X ruspolia.

 

Landscape uses:  Bright showy flowers on a woody vine or shrub, aggressive. 

  

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Ruttya fruticosa

Hummingbird-Vine

Exotic

Vine

Shrubby-Vine

WI

Woody Vine

To 12’ (BA2)

 

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ME

WI

(PBCC)

 

 


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