Bottom Garden Plants 8 

Porphyrocoma pohliana is known by range of common names and these include Blue Shrimp, Rose Pine Cones, Brazilian Fireworks and Maracas.  The leaves are a dullish green with white markings highlighting the veins, allowing this plant to stand out amid surrounding foliage.   While the bracts are a deep pink to red in colour and the flowers are a light purple and appear on the plant through the warmer months of the year.  It is a good ground cover plant and does self seed.  A lightly shaded position in the garden is ideal for this plant.  This tropical plant is a  strong and reliable grower for  Sydney gardens.

Native: South America

Lower Garden Plants