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Justicia brandegeana/Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeana / Justicia brandegeana
Foliage and floral bracts that enclose white tubular flowers
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Foliage and floral bracts that enclose white tubular flowers

Yellow bracts cover the emerging white flowers

A red flowering selection

Shrimp plants in mid summer in full bloom

Bracts of lime green

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Scientific Name: Justicia brandegeana
Common Name: Shrimp Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
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Comments: Flowers almost continuously in mild climates where it is evergreen. Hummingbrids and butterflies feed on its nectar. There are cultivars with yellow, red and lime green bracts. Use in perennial beds and borders.