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Red Shrimp Plant

December 9, 2016 Back to Picks >

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Red Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeana

Native to Mexico, this wonderful hummingbird attractor forms a 3� mound of soft, apple-green leaves & produces 3�-4� spikes of overlapping plum-red bracts with bright red & cream flowers. These spikes eventually lengthen to 6�-7� & resemble large red shrimp. Responds well to pruning, is root hardy, grows in sun or light shade, & a moist, well drained soil. Hummingbirds!