More Information About Dicliptera
The genus Dicliptera is a botanical cousin of Acanthus (bears breech) and Ruellia. Dicliptera contains over 200 species of perennials and shrubs with a worldwide distribution, centered in Africa.
However, only one species, Dicliptera suberecta, is common in cultivation. Dicliptera suberecta is noted for its fuzzy grey-green leaves and neon-orange, two-lipped flower clusters which wow our visitors from summer to fall.
Dicliptera prefers to be grown in full sun in well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. Dicliptera flowers are tube shaped and attract droves of hummingbirds and butterflies. Dicliptera flowers pair well with other hot colored plants such as canna, verbena, and buddleia and with other silvery plants such as cultivars of agave and salvia. When you're ready to buy dicliptera for your perennial garden, check out our online offering of dicliptera for sale.