Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana 'Fruit Cocktail')

Botanical names:
Justicia brandegeeana Accepted
Beloperone guttata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Golden and lime-green bracts accented by pink to bright red flowers.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Other: Hummingbirds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Comments:
Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 4:29 PM

A neighbor gave me a small plant a few weeks ago. I admired her dense 24 inch x 24 inch plant that was in full bloom out in full sun in a flower bed. She said it survived the 21* coldest temps we had this past winter in south Louisiana, maybe because it's on the south side of her brick home near some evergreen plants for insulation. Well, I'm excited to have a plant of my own thanks to a sharing gardener.

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Plant Events from our members
carpathiangirl On October 12, 2019 Obtained plant
thanks Trudy!!!!
tabbycat On June 15, 2019 Potted up
The cuttings I tucked in big mama pot to root March 3 have so I potted 4 plants separately today.
tabbycat On May 12, 2019 Bloomed
Mother's Day 2019 & first red bract opened on plant so I now have 'fruit cocktail' look.
tabbycat On April 25, 2019 Bloomed
1st flowers of 2019. They haven't sprouted the colorful part yet.
tabbycat On March 3, 2019 Cuttings stuck
Trimmed about five 4" tips & put in pot at base of mama plant to root.
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