Monday, August 13, 2012
The Shrimp Plant
One of my favorite plants for part shade is the Shrimp Plant. Like most plants that are native/naturalized to Texas but not Colorado, I wasn't a fan at the beginning. But it blooms and it isn't a huge water hog, so it has won me over. Plus it comes in different colors - I think my next one will be one of the orange ones. While it's supposed to be a sunny to part shade plant, most people I know have the plant in part or dappled shade (I know I do). The plant normally gets cut back to about 6" after we have a hard freeze, this year it didn't get cut back since we never had a hard freeze and it is out of control. The plant normally grows about 3'-5' tall and about the same around. It is "slightly" deer resistant - I take this to mean that it will be munched on, but there are other plants that they prefer more.