Ruttya fruticosa Orange
Rabbit ears, Orange bird, Hummingbird plant
While not related to azaleas, this African plant has a heavy flowering
habit and long anthers, which gives an azalea-like appearance when it blooms.
And bloom it does. Ruttya never stops blooming all year, making it an ideal
patio container plant. They also tolerate a wide range of soil pH. Large spotted
1" flowers are borne in terminal clusters. Hummingbirds use the nectar
filled floral tubes as feeding stations. These flowers actually look like small
hummingbirds when viewed from the side.
· Minimum Temp.: 55 F
· Bloom period: All year.
· Tender perennial
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