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Image of Juniperus communis var. depressa photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Common Juniper)

Flavor your home brew of gin with the fleshy cones of the common juniper. While the parent species is found all across the Northern Hemisphere, variety depressa is from North America. It was nearly wiped out in a previous Ice Age, but plants survived in the southern Appalachian Mountains and repopulated the northern half of the continent as the glaciers receded. It excels in rocky soils on slopes, cliffs and summits. The growth habit of this variety is usually multi-trunked and a spreading...

Image of Juniperus communis var. saxatilis photo by: Jesse Saylor

Jesse Saylor

(Common Juniper)

Exceptionally cold hardy with low, spreading growth habits, common juniper is a resilient groundcover for the coldest, driest temperate climates. While the parent species is found all across the Northern Hemisphere, variety saxatilis is from the highest latitudes and elevations. In North America it's only found naturally in northern and western areas, not in the east. It excels in rocky soils on slopes, cliffs and summits. The growth habit of this variety is usually multi-trunked and a low,...

Image of Justicia aurea photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Yellow Jacobinia)

Large dark green leaves that are both glossy and fuzzy makes a lovely foil for the upright, bottlebrush-like yellow flower spikes outside from autumn to early spring. An upright tender shrub that can become lanky in low light or crowded planting beds, it acts as a herbaceous perennial when nipped by frosts in mild winter areas and blooms in summer and autumn. It is native to Central America, including Mexico.

The upright, four-sided stems make this plant look handsome, but it always looks better...

Image of Justicia brandegeana photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Shrimp-plant)

The tropical character of this ever-blooming old favorite will add color and interest to any American Southern garden. Shrimp plant is an evergreen shrub that’s native to Mexico. Where hardy, it is grown as a shrub, but it can also be grown as a tender container plant.

The common name of this plant refers to its striking shrimp-like blooms. They have red and yellow or coral pink bracts (modified leaves) and a curved shape. The true flowers are white, tubular and held between the bracts. The medium...

Image of Justicia brandegeana

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Shrimp-plant, Variegated Shrimp-plant)

The tropical character of this ever-blooming old favorite will add color and interest to any American Southern garden. Shrimp plant is an evergreen shrub that’s native to Mexico. Where hardy, it is grown as a shrub, but it can also be grown as a tender container plant.

The common name of this plant refers to its striking shrimp-like blooms. They have red and yellow or coral pink bracts (modified leaves) and a curved shape. The true flowers are white, tubular and held between the bracts. The medium...

(Brazilian Plume, Fantail Pinks)

Mounding its yellow-green foliage, fantail pinks bears pink tubular flowers atop the leaf pairs in flushes throughout the year in the tropical landscape. An arching, long stemmed tender shrub from Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina, it is root hardy in regions that may receive an occasional light frost in winter.

The leaves are taper ovals and are held in opposite pairs on the weeping stems. Anytime temperatures are warm and soil moist, it can bear the pink tubular flowers with two lips,...

Image of Justicia californica photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Beloperone, Chuparosa )

This rugged desert shrub, popularly known as beloperone or chuparosa, is an incredible hummingbird attractor during its brief blooming period. It dwells in dry washes and low foothills of frost-free southern California, Arizona and Mexico. This modest spreading shrub is not lush looking, but it is very drought and heat resistant. It can be damaged by very light frost, so beware of planting it in extreme lowlands where cold air can settle on chilly winter mornings. An east-facing slope with plenty...

Image of Justicia carnea photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Brazilian Plume)

Brazilian plume is an old favorite for reliable blooming and unusual character. This evergreen shrub is native to South America and very cold sensitive. The striking blooms give the plant its common name. They are dense spikes of pointed, bright pink tinted bracts (modified leaves) which form a plume-like group atop the branches. The true flowers are rosy to lavender, tubular and borne between the bracts. Brazilian plume flower all year in warm climates and in the summer and fall in cooler locations....

Image of Justicia floribunda photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Firefly, Water Willow)

Certain to bring a smile when seen in flower from autumn to spring, firefly has pendent tubular flowers that are multicolored, blending from magenta-red to orange and finally yellow. A small, round or slightly mounding evergreen shrub from Brazil, it is root hardy when the plant is nipped by light winter frosts.

The leaves are a lightly glossed deep emerald green and are small tapered ovals held in opposite pairs on the thin branches. From autumn to spring, twig tips first bear purple buds that...

Image of Justicia fulvicoma photo by: John Rickard

John Rickard

(Mexican Plume)

Rather unimpressive until the orange to orange-red plumes of flowers appear atop the yellowy green foliage in winter and spring, Mexican plume attracts butterflies. A low sprawling tender evergreen shrub from Mexico and Honduras, it can become quite rangy during the heat of the summer rainy season.

The woolly leaves are small pointed ovals and a yellow-green. In winter, the tips of the sprawling stems face upright and bear erect clusters of rust or yellow bracts (modified leaves), from which...