Category: Herbaceous Plants

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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Karalee Petite Pink’ is a very interesting low growing perennial plant for full sun. This perennial is an excellent border plant with colorful foliage consisting of long strap-like leaves in a tight rosette. The leaves can be green, green and burgandy, or deep burgundy depending on light levels. The flower spikes are 10-14″…
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October 2, 2022 0

The Vanilla Vine

Vanilla planifolia, a member of the Orchid Family (Orchidaceae) is the primary species of orchid grown commercially to produce the very expensive vanilla extract. This orchid is actually a vine which starts out in the shade and grows up the trunks of trees, eventually flowering, when it gets high enough up in the tree it…
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August 14, 2022 0

Giant Elephant Ear Plant

Colocasia gigantea ‘Thai Giant’ is a very large herbaceous plant with an underground tuberous rhizome. The leaves are attached to very succulent leaf stalks that can reach 4-8′ long and the leaf itself can be 3-5′ wide. In a pinch, the leaves are large enough to duck under in a light rain to avoid getting…
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August 7, 2022 0

Crepe Ginger

Costus speciosus is the tallest species of Costus attaining a height of 10-12′. In South Florida this plant goes dormant dying back to the rhizome. In the summer months it has large papery white flowers protruding from a cone like structure. There is also a pink flowering variety that doesn’t get quite as tall. Young…
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July 9, 2022 0

Brazilian Star Calathea

Calathea belongs to the Marantaceae Family, more commonly known as The Prayer Plant Family. At night the leaves point upward like praying hands. Calathea loeseneri, the Star Calathea has one of the most ornate flowers in this group. It is pinkish white and shaped like a star. This group of plants requires a moist shady…
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July 2, 2022 0