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Justicia carnea

Brazilian Plume Flower

Brazilian Plume, Flamingo Flower, Jacobinia, Pink Tongues, Pine-bur Begonia, King's Crown, Cardinal's Guard
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Justicia carnea
Principal Common Name Brazilian Plume Flower
Common Name(s) Brazilian Plume, Flamingo Flower, Jacobinia, Pink Tongues, Pine-bur Begonia, King's Crown, Cardinal's Guard
Synonym Jacobinia carnea
Description Erect soft wood shrub with medium green prominate veined leave up to 10" long that forms cluster of pink to crimson tubular flowers in mid summer.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity South America
Height Range 4 - 6 FT
Spread Range 2 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Prominent veined
Form Shrub
Flower Color Apricot : Coral : Crimson : Magenta : Orange : Pink : Rose purple
Flower Time Summer : Fall
Months
Ease of Growing Easy : Average
Light Preferences Filtered Light : Deep Shade : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Container Plant : Flower : Heat Tolerant : Shade tolerant

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