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Featured Plants


For a close up look, each month Monica provides some Featured Plants for your consideration:

2010 Featured Plants

  • Impatiens
  • Sensitive plant, Mimosa strigillosa
  • Pepino melon

2009 Featured Plants

  • Cabbage
  • Golden plume, Justicia aurea
  • Johnny-jump-ups
  • Carolina yellow jasmine, Gelsemium sempervirens
  • Chives
  • Heavenly bamboo, Nandina domestica
  • Pineapple guava , Feijoa sellowiana
  • Fennel, Foeniculum vulgare
  • Confederate jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • Starfish cactus, Stapelia gigantea
  • 'Nearly Wild' rose
  • Tropical sage, Salvia coccinea

2008 Featured Plants

  • Vanda Orchids
  • Gotu kola
  • Fiddleleaf fig, Ficus lyarata
  • Starfish flower, Cryptanthus
  • Stevia, Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni
  • ZZ plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia
  • Mustard, Brassica
  • White Bird of Paradise, Stretlizia nicolai
  • Bishop's flower, Ammi majus
  • Cosmos, Cosmos sulphureus
  • Rose mallow or swamp mallow, Hibiscus moscheutos
  • Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyeranus
  • Trumpet vine, Campsis radicans
  • Prickly pears, Opuntia
  • Night Blooming Cereus
  • Patchouli, Pogostemon patchouli
  • Ylang Ylang Tree, Cananga odorata
  • Coreopsis
  • White Gossamer, Tradescantia sillamontana
  • Candy corn plant, Cuphea micropetala
  • Firespike, cardinal's guard, or Odotonema strictum
  • Bananas
  • Cape honeysuckle, Tecomaria capensis

2007 Featured Plants

  • Bougainvillea
  • Strawflowers, paper or everlasting daisies, Helichrysum bracteatum
  • Horseradish tree, Moringa oleifera
  • Episcia species and hybrids
  • Mexican sage, Salvia leucantha
  • Jade plant, Crassula argentea
  • Pommelo
  • Goldfish plant, a Columnea species
  • Zinnias, Zinnia elegans
  • Cat's claw, Macfadyena unguis-cati
  • Peace lily, Spathiphyllum species
  • Mulberry, Morus species
  • Gloriosa lily, Gloriosa rothschildiana
  • Mahoe, Hibiscus tiliaceus
  • Yellow alder, buttercup, Tunera ulmifolia
  • Spider lily, Hymenocallis latifolia
  • Red spiral ginger, Costus barbatus
  • Parrot leaf or Joseph's coat, Alternanthera ficoidea
  • Voodoo lily, Amorphophallus
  • Devil's backbone or redbird flower, Pedilanthes tithymaloides
  • Aloe
  • 'Vanilla Ice' Bougainvillea
  • Cranberry hibiscus, Hibiscus acetosella
  • Ornamental peppers (Capsicum species)

2006 Featured Plants

  • Japanese pittosporum or P. tobira
  • Coral ardisia, Coralberry, or Ardisia crenata
  • Blackberry lily, Belamcanda chinensis
  • Johnny-jump-ups, heartease, or Viola tricolo
  • Fumatory, Fumaria species
  • Scented geraniums, Pelargonium species
  • Morning Glory, Ipomoea species
  • Powderpuff, Calliandra
  • Hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla
  • Staghorn, Platycerium
  • Confederate Jasmine, Trachelospermum asiaticum
  • Stromanche sanquinea 'Tricolor'
  • Gloriosa lily, Gloriosa superba
  • Rangoon creeper, Quisqualis indica
  • Butterfly Gaura, Gaura
  • Red Bauhinia, Bauhinia punctata
  • Prickly Pears, Opuntia
  • Miracle fruit, Synsepalum dulcificum
  • Chiritas
  • Blue ginger, Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
  • Chinese Hat Plant, Holmskioldia sanguinea
  • Garlic vine, Cydista aequinoctialis
  • Poinsettias, Euphorbia pullcherrima
  • Borage, B. officinalis

2005 Featured Plants

  • Bird of Paradise
  • Gaillardia or Blanket Flower
  • Cranberry Hibiscus or Hibiscus acetosella
  • Snapdragon or Antirrhinum majus
  • Begonias
  • Queen's wreath, sandpaper vine, or Petrea volubilis
  • Sutera cordata or Bacopa
  • Thunbergia alata or Black-eyed Susan
  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
  • Bauhinia or Orchid Tree
  • Blue salvia
  • Silver licorice, Helichrysum petiolare
  • Daylily
  • Ornamental sweet potatoes, Ipomoea batatas
  • Allamanda, A. schottii
  • Gerbera daisies, Transvaal or African daisies, Gerbera jamesonni
  • Cosmos
  • Gladiolus
  • Purslane
  • Ponytail or bottle ponytail, Beaucarnea recurvata & B. gracilis
  • Lisianthus or prairie gentian, Eustoma grandiflora
  • Datura or Brugmansia
  • Lion's ear, lion's tail, or wild dagga, Leonotis leonurus
  • Devilís backbone, slipper flower, or redbird flower, Pedilanthes tithymaloides
  • Bayberry
  • Cat Whiskers, Orthosiphon stamenis
  • Ixora Coronel
  • Flowering maples or Chinese lanterns
  • Pigeon peas, Cajanus cajan
  • Jewels of Opar, Fame Flower, & Waterleaf, Talinum paniculatum
  • Ti plant, Cordyline fructicosa, 'Black Magic'
  • Bush sunflower, Tithonia diversifolia
  • Geranium
  • Coleus
  • Quail Grass, Celosia argentea
  • Cat's claw, Macfadyena unguis-cati
 

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