My plant is 2 years old and just over 3 feet tall. I covered them this winter only on the nights it got real cold. Now that it is spring, I only have a few leaves but plenty of blooms. What causes that? I fertilized it with triple 13, not too much. What else can I do? I think I did it right with the photo.
Shrimp Plant in Ground
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Shrimp plants often have few leaves compared to the number of blooms during the blooming period. As the following article suggests, you can encourage a more bushy appearance by trimming it back when the blooms start to slow down:
Providing some fertilizer was a good idea. The leaves do look a little pale, which could be a sign that it needs iron. Please see this article about iron chlorosis: