September 25, 2015

Banana Ensete maurelii (Red Banana)

This gorgeous plant is a true statement piece in any tropical or semi-tropical garden. It is a tender herbaceous perennial consisting of an underground corm, a trunk (pseudostem), and leaves that grow from the base of the trunk in concentric layers. The broad, long and graceful leaves grow in an arching habit and are dark green with deep red on the tips and the underside. This plant is fast growing and can grow anywhere from 36 – 96 inches t...

September 16, 2015

Viola cornuta (Horned Violet, Viola)

These charming annual plants have a mounded growth habit; growing 6-8” tall x 6-8” wide. They are covered with an abundance of blooms in autumn, winter, early spring, and spring, and they may even continue to bloom through summer along the coast if provided with afternoon shade. They have a cold hardiness of 0°F and will benefit from being planted in well-mulched soil in cold winter regions.

Generally speaking, it is better to plant small bu...

September 11, 2015

Armeria maritima ‘Splendens’

This tried and true perennial is commonly known as “Thrift”, “Sea Thrift”, “Common Thrift” and/or “Sea Pink”. It is very easy to grow and requires little water or maintenance once it is established. Its compact form makes it well suited for a number of growing environments such as rock gardens, window boxes and under-plantings. It also makes a neat, decorative edge along a garden path or entryway.

The dark rose flower clusters stand on stems that gr...

September 4, 2015

Duranta erecta ‘Cuban Gold’

If you’re looking for a plant to light up your landscape, look no further than Duranta erecta ‘Cuban Gold’. The lime, chartreuse and gold colors in this beauty brightens up a garden like few others and contrasts well against the deep green foliage of most perennials.

‘Cuban Gold’ is a low maintenance perennial that is excellent in hanging baskets, in containers and along the border of a perennial bed. Tuck this plant in as a filler along with Ceratos...

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