Scientific Name: Justicia brandegeana Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:shrimp plantTexture:Medium
Family Name:AcanthaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m
Origin: Mexico Hardiness Zone:Zone 9: (-7 to -1 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Heavily veined, Elliptic
Flowers: Spike, (Floriferous), Yellow, Red, Pink, Jul- Aug
Fruit: Capsule, Brown
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Summer interest
Key ID Features:Florets arranged in a shrimp-like spike with reddish or rarely yellow bracts.