The Shrimps

Salmon Shrimp. It begins to bloom in the early Gulf Coast spring around February. It started in part sun, but has moved itself across the bed into full sun.

Red Shrimp.  This one is very prolific and easily spreads.  It will bloom in late summer and seems to be happy anywhere.

Chartreuse Shrimp  This Shrimp likes a little more shade and blooms as early as January.

Fruit Cocktail  This fun Shrimp is a riot of colors.  It will begin to bloom in late spring and grows in part sun.

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The Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana) comes in many different varieties and loves this hot and humid climate.  They are even happy in the cold winters and always come back.  The best thing about them is that they love to multiply and will automatically fill a garden bed. They root easily when their stems touch the ground.  Hummingbirds are attracted to them and the different varieties bloom just in time for the tiny birds’ migration.

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