PlantsJusticia→White Shrimp Plant (Justicia betonica)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: 36-48 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 24-36 inches
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
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Location: My gardenDate: 2020-05-13
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Location: Thelma’s cuttings Date: 2020-05-13
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Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9bDate: 2016-04-27
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Location: My gardenDate: June 2019
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Squirrel's Tail - Justicia Betonica by dera Aug 16, 2020 7:16 AM 4
ID this bush by piksihk May 8, 2020 10:37 AM 1
Flower ID by Southamerica Mar 5, 2019 9:29 PM 3
Pretties from Texas by froggardener Jul 25, 2015 8:49 PM 2

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