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Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Comments

This clump forming plant produces bright rose-pink to salmon flower bracts that look like shrimp; evergreen in frost free areas; an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets

Description

This clump forming plant produces bright rose-pink to salmon flower bracts that look like shrimp; evergreen in frost free areas; an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets

Landscape Attributes

Shrimp Plant is a dense multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Shrimp Plant is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Container Planting;Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Shrimp Plant will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

(annual)

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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