Plant of the Month – December

Cape Honeysuckle Tecomaria capensis Plant Form: Semi-evergreen vine, shrub Water Use: Low Mature Size: 5-6 (to 15) ft. tall x 3-4 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun, part shade Bloom Time: Fall (Sept-Nov), Winter (Dec) Native to: South Africa Hardiness: Cold hardy to 23°F   Cape Honeysuckle explodes into bloom late in the season with a welcomed burst of color. Clusters of red-orange trumpet-shaped flowers attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, just in time for migration. This beautiful shrub has glossy leaves […]

Plant of the Month – February

Lantana Lantana camara Plant Form: Shrub Water Use: Low, moderate Mature Size: 2-6 ft. tall x 4-6 ft. wide Exposure: Full sun Bloom Time: Spring (Mar-May), Summer (June-August), Fall (Sept-Nov) Native to: Central and South America Hardiness: Cold hardy to 10°F Lantanas are prized not only for their performance during long hot summers, but also for their extremely long bloom season. Tiny 5-lobed flowers in dense hemispherical clusters from spring to fall attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and pollinators. Most Lantanas are […]

Plant of the Month: May 2013

Purple Robe, Cup Flower Nierembergia scoparia   Plant Form: Perennial Flower Water Use: Low – Moderate Mature Size: 6-10 inches tall, 12 inches wide Exposure: Full Sun – Part Shade Bloom Time: May – October (or first frost) Native to: South America Hardiness: Cold Hardy to 25° F   Purple Robe forms a much-branched, spreading mound with inch-long, purple, bell-shaped flowers that literally cover the whole plant all summer. Even in heat, Purple Robe flowers hold their deep, rich color. […]