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Justicia brandegeana ‘Golden Favour’

Shrimp plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Justicia brandegeana ‘Golden Favour’ (Shrimp plant). This evergreen species will produce an array of arching salmon to rose-pink or pale yellow bracts which are surrounded by white flowers in the summer. It will grow to a height of 1m and has a spread of 60cm.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Some species need regular pruning. Tip prune young plants to promote bushiness.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the spring or early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Whitefly and red spider mites may cause problems under glass.

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