Make a donation
Join the RHS today and support our charity
Read our latest features
Free access to RHS Gardens
and access to member show days
Reduced prices on RHS Garden courses and workshops
Books & Gifts
020 3176 5800
Mon – Fri | 9am – 5pm
Make a donation
Register for free to receive our newsletters, add comments to blogs/articles and to save content.
We have combined these two powerful search tools into a single Find a Plant service searching over 250,000 plant records.
Virtually all of the features of the old searches are still available and in addition we have added several new features to create a more comprehensive and user friendly search experience.
When using this search
Search by plant name, key attributes or both to find plant details and a list of
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
© RHS 1997
the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9
Other common names
shrimp plant Brazilian shower plant
caterpillars false hop fountain plant lobster plant Mexican shrimp plant shrimp bush
Beloperone guttata Justicia guttata
Justicia can be evergreen perennials or shrubs, with simple leaves and spikes or clusters of tubular, 2-lipped flowers often with conspicuous bracts
J. brandegeeana is a lax evergreen shrub to 1m in height, with ovate leaves and compact arching spikes composed of conspicuous overlapping pink bracts and small tubular white flowers borne over a long period
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or in a sheltered frost-free enviroment. Pinch out tips to promote compact plants. Best replaced when they become leggy
Propagate by seed, softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests May be attacked by glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly
Generally disease free
RHS members can get exclusive individual advice from the RHS Gardening Advice team.
We're a UK charity established to share the best in gardening. We want to enrich everyone's life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.
Like this page on facebook
Click on the Tweet button below to compose your tweet.
Join the RHS today and get 12 months for the price of 9