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Justicia carnea/Brazilian Plume Flower

Justicia carnea / Justicia carnea
Handsome pink flowers borne on the end of tall stems
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Handsome pink flowers borne on the end of tall stems

This perennial blooms well in partial shade

Plant in bloom with hot-pink flowers

Flowers and foliage

The plume flower blooms intermittently from early summer to the first frost

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Scientific Name: Justicia carnea
Common Name: Brazilian Plume Flower
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: The flowers are tubular and cover the plant in showy spikes in shades of white to pink, to red, to orange, and purple in summer. They are only root hardy in zone 8. They may be used in beds and containers and as annuals where not winter hardy. They vary in size according to cultivar, some growing up to 6-7 feet tall.