Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Flamingo Flower
    Scientific Name:
    Justicia carnea
    Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay
    Bloom Season:
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • White
    • Pink
    • Red
    • Birds
    Fun Facts:
    • The Brazilian Plum flowers likes to stand tall and attract many kinds of bird and insects to its blooms. The flowers look like a flock of flamingos. The Brazilian plum has been known to help with anemia problems.
    • When Brazilian Plum flowers are boiled, they turn crimson red which gives it the name "the blood of Jesus."
    Plant Type:
    • Annual
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)