|A terrific tropical shrub to use in pots on patios, or feature in entryways. Bright rosy-pink to salmon-colored flower-like bracts are sure to garner attention with their unique shrimp-like appearance. Requires little care other than occasional trimming. A frost-tender evergreen that will bloom nearly year-round in warmer winter regions.
|Full sun, Partial sun
|Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
|Summer; longer in warm winter areas.
|Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
|This is a great semi-tropical plant for sheltered locations and on the coast. Makes fine foundation planting under arbors and awnings. Ideal for courtyards and even atriums, but also does well out in the garden, where its drooping flower heads nod and sway in the breeze. Plant near a spa to enjoy its unique prawn-like bracts and hidden flowers up close.
|Princess Flower (Tibouchina); Banana (Musa); Lantana (Lantana); Canna (Canna); Jatropha (Jatropha)
|Provide humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Best flower color with part shade, particularly in hotter regions; shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.