Category: Colorful Foliage Plants

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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

A very colorful Hibiscus for a sunny planter or decorative pot for the front porch or maybe near a pool. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Red Hot’ has large bright red flowers surrounded by variegated leaves that take on different shades of red, green, and white depending on the light levels. Richard Lyons Nursery currently has this plant…
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July 25, 2021 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

From time to time Richard Lyons Nursery features a specific Croton cultivar, and this week I took some pictures of Codiaeum variegatum ‘Fishbone’ or The Fishbone Croton. The pattern in the leaves gives this Croton its name and a spectacular look. The pictures are of a speciman in the ground which is about 10 feet…
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December 20, 2020 0

Under The Jakfruit Tree

Just a quick note about two popular Croton varieties. Croton is the common name of a shrub that has hundreds of hybrids and cultivars. It is a member of the Euphorbiaceae Family which is a large family of plants, with all having white latex sap. I am only going to mention Codiaeum variegatum ‘Dreadlocks’ and…
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October 18, 2020 0

Caricature Plant (Graptophyllum pictum)

If you’re looking for a colorful variegated shrub, you would do well to consider the Caricature Plant. Native to southeast Asia, most likely New Guinea, the plant features glossy, variegated leaves which display a splash of pink/peach coloration in the center. Richard Lyons’ Nursery carries two foliar color forms, one with a green background and…
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November 10, 2018 0

The Colorful Copperleaf Shrubs

In many parts of the United States, the copperleaf is a popular summertime landscaping element, a heat-loving annual bedding plant that disintegrates with the onset of winter conditions. But it’s really a perennial evergreen shrub, and we in southern Florida are fortunate to be able to grow it inground or in containers year-round, allowing it…
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September 22, 2018 0