Agapanthus

Flowers bloom in large round clusters of umbels of blue, white or violet blue. Funnel shaped flowers grow at the end of a thick 2’-4’ tall stem. Blooms late spring to the beginning of autumn.
Full Sun
well drained soils, normal watering
Great for containers, bring indoors over winter

Caladium Bicolor

Colored leaves 12” in length and 6” wide, leaves form a clump. Dozens of variegated forms exist in shades of green, white, pinks and reds. Grows 1’-2’ tall, leaf apex points downwards, blooms till September.
Part shade to part sun
Well drained moist soils, normal watering
Use in containers, beds and borders

Canna X Generalis

Foliage is large tropical paddle like 18”-24” in length, produces 3” diameter flowers with layers of petals in many ranges of colors, height is 4’-7’ tall. Has 4 flowers per plant, blooms May until frost Varieties include ‘Bengal Tiger’, ‘Tropicana’ and ‘Premium’.
Full sun to part shade
Moist to boggy soils, normal watering
Great for containers, store rhizome in cool place over winter

Colocasia Esculanta – Elephant Ears

Large 3 pointed arrow or heart shaped leafs, pointing down 2’-3’ in length. Blooms May until frost, comes in a variety of colors some with multiple colors on one plant. Varieties include ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Illustris’.
Full sun to part shade
Medium to wet soils, normal watering
Remove yellow older leaves, great for containers

Cordyline Australis ‘Red Sensation’

Long tropical spear like upright leaves up to 36” in length, deep burgundy color. Bloom from May to late October.
Full sun to part shade
Well drained soils, normal watering
Great for center of containers, and specimens

Gardenia Augusta

Dark to bright green, opposite leaves on a shrub that can grow 6’-8’ tall. Blooms mid-spring to early summer flowers are white, turning to creamy yellow and have a waxy feel, sweet fragrance
Part shade to full sun
Well drained moist soil, normal watering
Specimen shrub in container

Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

Flowers are glorious and huge up to 6″ in diameter and occur in many colors. Most are flared and have a bell shape single or double, smooth or scalloped. Leaves are large, dark green, and shiny grows up to 15’ tall.
Full sun to part shade
Well drained moist soil, normal watering
Use in containers, bring in over winter

Mandevilla X Amoena

Flowers bloom in large round clusters of umbels of blue, white or violet blue. Funnel shaped flowers grow at the end of a thick 2’-4’ tall stem. Blooms late spring to the beginning of autumn.
Full sun
Well drained soils, normal watering
Great for containers, bring indoors over winter

Strobilanthus Dyerianus – Persian Shield

Variegated dark green and silvery-metallic purplish-pink leaves on top and all purple underneath, with serrated edges. Soft stems grow 3’-4’ tall.
Morning full sun to afternoon partial shade
Rich well drained moist soil, normal watering
Great in containers and in beds.

Tradescantia Pallida – Purple Heart

Sprawling groundcover 3”-5” tall plant with succulent stems and pointed leaves. Surfaces of the leaves are a deep royal purple underside is an even more vivid violet. Three-petaled flowers emerge from curving double bracts at the stem tips. Blooms constantly during warm weather, but the flowers are open only in the morning.
Full sun to part shade
Rich sandy soils, prefers ample water but is drought tolerant
Use in beds, rock gardens and containers