Coleus

Coleus

Coleus is a beautiful landscape plant prized for its colorful foliage, which comes in shades of green, yellow, pink, red, and maroon. Coleus varieties can range from one to several feet in height. They can be used in hanging baskets, containers on patios, or in...

Caladium

Caladium

Caladiums are tuber-rooted tropical perennials grown for their large and showy leaves. Outdoors, caladiums should be planted in well drained, humus rich soil with a slightly acid pH. Light: Most cultivars require partial to full shade, but some newer sun-tolerant...

Pentas

Pentas

Pentas is one of the best butterfly-attracting plants around. It blooms all summer long, even during the hottest weather, with large clusters of starry blooms that attract butterflies by the dozens as well as hummingbirds. The plant grows well in containers and in the...

Mexican Petunia

Mexican Petunia

The Mexican petunia is a tender evergreen perennial that forms colonies of stemmy stalks standing 3 ft.  in height and of indeterminate width. The strong semi-woody stalks are distinctly vertical in aspect and hold attractive dark green leaves. When grown under hot...

Scarlet Milkweed

Scarlet Milkweed

Scarlet milkweed is an erect, evergreen perennial subshrub, often grown as an annual. Like most milkweeds, it has opposite leaves and milky sap. The leaves are about 5 in.  long, narrowly elliptic, and pointed at both ends. Scarlet milkweed gets about 3-4 ft.  tall...

Lantana

Lantana

Common lantana is a rugged evergreen shrub from the tropics. The species can grow to 6 ft  high and may spread to 8 ft  in width with some varieties able to clamber vinelike up supports to greater heights with the help of support. The small flowers are held in...

Mexican Heather

Mexican Heather

Mexican false heather is a small tropical evergreen sub-shrub with many charming attributes including compact form and fine textured foliage. Growing to a maximum height of about 24 in, false heather grows to form flat topped mounds 18-36 in. in diameter. The plant's...