You can request
a “Hold Order” for Hardy Perennials and we will ship them
when it’s planting time in your zone. Otherwise, Hardy
Perennials can be kept in a cool or cold spot like an unheated
garage, cool cellar or outbuilding. Cover the pot and soil
with insulating material (burlap, clean rags, newspaper) and
check the soil every 2-3 weeks to make sure it doesn’t dry
out completely. In the spring, plant as soon as the ground
is open and no longer frozen. Dormant plants can endure
freezing temperatures in the spring as long as the plant
remains dormant without any green buds.
Shrimp Plant ‘Fruit Cocktail’ (Justicia brandegeana)
A charming addition for any sunny to partly sunny exposure, its golden lime-colored bracts, accented by bright red flowers, crown this upright grower in a never-ending display. As easy to grow as any in this genus, it tops the list as a free bloomer. Use it to brighten south, east or west exposures. Makes a nice potted container for the summer garden.
Hardy to Zone 8 and higher for outdoors.
Full or partial sun, grows to 12-20" in container, minimum temperature indoors 60°, everbloomer.