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Justicia brandegeeana

 
Justicia brandegeeana
shrimp plant
Common name shrimp plant
Family acanthaceae
Life cycle tender perennial (Z8-11)
Flowers salmon red (summer-fall)
Size 3-5'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes fertile, well drained soil, not too dry

Showy perennial from Mexico, grown for its free-flowering habit. The muted red flowers appear almost year-round on twiggy lax stems that grow to five feet tall. Pruning can help to give the plants a bushier appearance, and to keep the flowers coming. May be killed to the ground by a hard freeze, but returns in spring in Houston's climate.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: back fence border

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