RABBITS EARS or HUMMINGBIRD PLANT
Ruttya fruiticosa is a member of the Acanthaceae family and is a native of Tropical Africa. This is beautiful vining shrub covered with very unusual red to dark orange flowers with brown markings resembling rabbit’s head with ears.
This plant is relatively rare. The flowers look like 1-2 inch hummingbirds with their wings swept back or, from the front, like rabbits ears. They are full of and drip nectar.
The flowers appear in winter-spring.