Shrimp Plant
Justicia 'Lemon Sorbet'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Cultivar: Lemon Sorbet

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Silver Springs, Florida

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

College Station, Texas

Groves, Texas

Houston, Texas (3 reports)

La Porte, Texas

Richmond, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 3, 2013, mojogirl from College Station, TX wrote:

This is a delightful shrimp plant. The iridescent yellow blooms are so beautiful and delicate looking, but don't let that fool you. This is a hardy plant. I've had it in a container that I over-wintered and it has come back thriving this year. Self seeds so I've been able to divide to other containers, it makes a really lovely planter companion.

Positive

On May 2, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Lemon colored blooms have an almost fluourescent quality and brighten a shade garden.