Yeatesia platystegia, Montell Bractspike

Category: Sun Perennials
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Texas
Evergreen: no
Flower Color: purple with light green bracts
Bloom Time: summer
Height: 30 inches
Width: 2 ft
Exposure: part sun to bright shade
Irrigation: low
Cold Hardiness: 5 F
Description: Texas shrimp plant is in the same family as Justicia. It's primary native range is the Hill Country where it is an uncommon wildflower though it readily reseeds. It has sort of a wind swept form that holds near the top many light green bracts and small purplish white flowers.