Justicia brandegeana the Shrimp you wont find at Red Lobster!

Justicia brandegeana gains its common name Shrimp Plant for its unique shaped flowers that resemble a shrimp. These flowers are highly attractive to not only humans but our small bird friends, hummingbirds. The shape of the flower appeals to them as they have long tongues that they stick into plants and suck up the nectar. Needless to say if you want to diversify the crowd that visits your pollinator garden, this would be a terrific addition. This plant grows well in Hardiness Zones 8b to 11 and can tolerate sun or partial shade. This is one that you will surely get gratification from watching grow as it is rapid and the blooms are spectacular. Check out the Justicia brandegeana in our landscape at Fifield Hall.

Sources: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/plants/ornamentals/shrimp-plant.html


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