Zone 10-12 (tropical climate)
The landscape-worthy Adam's needle is certainly the most cultivated of all Yucca species. A widespread native of the eastern United States, it forms bold, dense clusters of long, sharp leaves that look super all season long. In the summer, large spikes of showy ivory flowers are produced. Wild plants are most commonly found growing in open, upland ..
Kiwano is an annual climber with small yellow-orange flowers, with a habit resembling popular cucumbers or melons. Spiky ornamental fruits reach an average weight of 200-300 g, are initially dark green and in the final stage of growth they reach a yellow-orange color.The banana-kiwi-flavored pulp is tasty and juicy with lots of edible seeds. Kiwano..
Showy, colorful blooms with dark centers and sharply pointed petals make this plant a hot garden feature. Easy to grow and drought tolerant. One of the most beautiful daisy like flowers.These hybrid plants has strain with large and very colored (cream, yellow, orange, red, purple) flowers. The flowers close at night.Compact plant. Grow in sandy, w..
Showy, colorful blooms with dark centers and sharply pointed petals make this plant a hot garden feature. Easy to grow and drought tolerant. These hybrid plants are available in a wide array of shades of these basic colors. They often have deeper colored or different colored rings around their darker colored centers. The flowers close at night.Foli..
This eye-catching garden annual flower has been a popular color bringer in summer and autumn gardens for centuries.This two-color mixture contains the upright culture form, the exotic leaves and the long purple and light green flower spikes.Flowers from July to September. Grows up to 50 cm tall. Genus - Amaranthus Species - Paniculatus Var..
The spiny fruits, palmate foliage and stark appearance of the American sweetgum are all unmistakable. This impressive tall, deciduous tree is native to the central and southeastern United States from New York to Florida and across to Texas. Specimens are also said to grow into Mexico and Central America. Sweetgum is an incredibly adaptable hardwood..
An annual plant with a specific aroma. Height 30-40cm. It blooms from July to August.The sweet, aromatic seeds are used as a spice in the alcohol industry and as an addition to cakes. Tea or an infusion of seeds soothes coughs and heals stomach ailments.Sow anise in warm, fertile, well drained soil after danger of frost in spring, or start in conta..
Charming, versatile and vibrant with a great variety of colours and shades. Superb planted in bedding displays, mixed borders, patio containers and rock gardens.Phlox drummondii is an annual phlox that is native to grasslands and open woods in central and eastern Texas. It has escaped gardens and naturalized along roads, fields and waste areas in m..
From spring to summer, this annual produces multiple flower spikes with tiny flowers enclosed in showy bracts in shades of white, pink, or purple and marked with darker veins. Plants grow to 60 cm tall and about half as wide. They are especially dramatic in large groupings. It is excellent as a long-lasting cut or dried flower.Provide moist but wel..
A great tasting variety with good bolt tolerance. Enjoy the pungent taste of it and it is a great addition to salads.A superb variety with attractive large, smooth, round leaves and great peppery flavour with a bit of bite.Heat tolerant so slower to bolt than other varieties.According to ancient traditions, eating it will bring you good luck. The o..
Arabian or Arabica coffee is a lovely upright evergreen shrub with graceful gray-barked branches, fragrant white flowers and fruits (drupes) that yield some of the best coffee for drinking. Native to Ethiopia but now cultivated in wooded, high-altitude plantations throughout the tropics, Arabica coffee is by far the most economically important of a..
Asparagus fern is a tuberous, semi-woody perennial native to South Africa. In its native habitat, it is a scrambling subshrub that survives in a wide range of habitats across the southeastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. These include rocky lands, scrub, coastal dunes and wooded areas. In the landscape and garden, it is grown primarily for its soft, fea..
China Aster ‘Supreme Belstead’ is a lovely aster variety.Grows up to 50 centimetres in height. The centre of each flower is filled with tubular and ligulate white flowers that greatly contrast with the outer ligulate purple flowers.Flowering over a period from July to late autumn, China Aster ‘Supreme Belstead’ is suitable as part of a border. They..
Impatiens is the most popular annual bedding plant in the U. S. today. For easy-to-grow, non-stop flowering in shady conditions, it has no equal. It is a bushy, succulent-stemmed tender perennial that grows in a spreading mound. Showy, slender-spurred, five-petaled red flowers typically cover the plants with colorful bloom from June to frost. Singl..
A summer bedding and container favourite, providing masses of flowers throughout the summer, in an excellent range of colors. Usually grown as an annual.F2 hybrid.Succeeds in any reasonably good soil. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Prefers a moist well-drained humus rich soil in a cool site. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade. Plants are not frost hard..
Rose balsam (or garden balsam) is an erect, sparsely-branched, tender annual that typically grows to 70cm tall. Although an old garden favorite since at least Victorian times, it has been eclipsed in popularity in recent years. Cup-shaped full flowers (to 5cm diameter) with incurved spurs come in various shades of pink, rose, red, purple, white. Fl..
Musa ensete is commonly called Abyssinian banana. It can be grown easily indoors. But grown outside in warm climate zones (10 and above) and planted around water features and as a specimen plant, this lush foliage plant adds a tropical look to the garden. In cooler zones can be grown in containers and overwinter it indoors.Banan tree grows with tro..
Annual herbal plant, approximately 50 cm high with a pleasant cinnamon scent of crashed leaves.Fresh or dried leaves are added to vegetable and fruit salads, sauce cakes, cheeses, casseroles, meat dishes and fish. Suitable for year-round cultivation in pots on the window sill. Basil helps digestion, and the infusion soothes coughs and is used as an..
Aromatic, deep red-purple leaves, wonderful to add color to salads, pasta and pizza. A colorful addition to the herb garden.Sweet basil is commonly grown as an aromatic culinary and medicinal herb in warm temperate and tropical climates. An interesting twist on th eclassic basil, the leaves have a definite lemony tang.Grows 0,30-0,50 meters tall. I..
'Siam Queen' is an annual herb with highly aromatic, glossy green leaves rich of a licorice basil aroma. As an added bonus, it is late to produce flowers, which often make basil develop a bitter taste. In many Thai dishes, Thai basil is added last, just prior to serving for its fragrance and flavor. While most basils are grown just for their leaves..
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny gardens. Bear's breeches is quite hardy and summer-blooming. It is native to regions in southwestern Europe, though it has been in cultivation for a long time.The long, sharply lobed, coarse leaves of bear’s breeches are deep green and form large, showy roset..
One of the popular plants. Plants form a low, cushion-shaped mound of small green leaves, with loads of upfacing, open bells appearing in early summer. Flowers - Deep blue and will continue blooming for weeks if spent blossoms are regularly removed. Excellent choice for the rock garden, edging and in containers. Performs especially well in regions ..
Rhodochiton atrosanguineus is a quickly growing climber with heart-shaped leaves and stems that coil around any support. Although perennial in warm climates, in cooler areas it is usually grown as an annual, flowering from late summer until the first hard frost.The flowers hang down on slender stalks with a bell-shaped, violet-pink calyx contrastin..
Gilias are delightful, unusual, richly flowering plants that need a lot of sun and warm soil.Prefers Porous soils. Sensitive to wet and cool summers.It takes about 8 weeks to flower after the sow.Suitable for decorating dry and sunny areas in beds or borders. Genus - Gilia Species - Tricolor Common name - Birds Eye Pre-Treatment - Not-req..
A compact climber producing flowers in a range of warm "sunset" colours.Ideal for patios and as a conservatory plant.Usually grown as an annual. Genus - Thunbergia Species - Alata Variety - Sunset Shades Common name - Black Eyed Susan Vine Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 3 - 10 Height - 1,20 m Plant type - Annual flower..
Thunbergia alata, or Black-eyed Susan vine, is a frequent sight in hanging baskets. As common as they are, most people not only don't know what they are, they don't think to grow them. That's a shame, because Black-eyed Susan vine is as easy care as it is charming. The flowers have an almost pop art look to them, with a solid center surrounded by a..
Fast growing ornamental grass for drying with loose, decorative heads. Use as dot plant or at the back of flower beds.Grows well in a warm, loose and porous garden soils, sunny locations. Genus - Sorghum Species - Nigrum Common name - Black Millet Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 4 - 10 Height - 1,20 m Spread - 0,50 m Pl..
Geranium sanguineum, commonly called bloody cranesbill or bloodred geranium, is an herbaceous, clump-forming perennial that typically grows in a mound to 30-45 cm tall with white-hairy trailing stems spreading over time to as much as 60 cm wide. It is native to Europe and Asia. ‘Vision’ is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 35-40 cm tall bu..
This compact heliotrope yields very large clusters of tiny violet-blue flowers all summer. The robust ‘Marine’ blooms best where summers are cool and has a pleasant fragrance. Garden heliotrope is a tender garden flower that originates from Peru. It is commonly grown as a bedding annual but is a shrubby evergreen perennial where hardy.The bushy pla..
Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summer and are stunning and exotic. Bowl-shaped, white with blue centers, they bloom repeatedly through the fall. The yellow-orange fruit is edible but not particularly tasty.This fast-growing vine is one of the most hardy passionflowers, and tolerates many ..