Flowers and Vine

Alocasia Black

By ShamusOLeary / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Alocasia Black
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Alocasia Lutea (Rare)

By ShamusOLeary / September 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Alocasia Lutea (Rare)
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Blue Sky Vine - Blue Trumpet Vine

Blue Sky Vine – Blue Trumpet Vine

By robertjames / June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Blue Sky Vine – Blue Trumpet Vine

Thunbergia grandiflora Growing in Phoenix: Also known as blue sky vine. A mass of stunning blue flowers on vigorous evergreen vines. Flowers are trumpet-shaped with contrasting yellow throats. Attractive to larger bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This is a heat and sun-loving vine perfect for a chainlink fence, small arbor, or trellis. Likes a rich dark…

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Bridal Wreath Vine

By robertjames / June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Bridal Wreath Vine

Bridal Wreath Vine, Madagascar Jasmine (Hoa Lài Madagascar)

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Chinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern

By robertjames / June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Chinese Lantern

Frost-free in winter; morning to midday sunshine all year; shaded by the house from hot afternoon summer sun; good, compost-rich soil, well-mulched to keep roots cool through summer. ETA mid March

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Cinnamon (Cây Quế)

By robertjames / June 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Cinnamon (Cây Quế)

Growing in Arizona: Cinnamon is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dark, leathery, aromatic leaves. In cultivation young trees are cut back twice a year and sucker shoots develop from the roots. These long slender shoots furnish the bark that is the commercial product. The leaves are used in tea. Cinnamon is a very…

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Coral Vine – Mexican Creeper – Bee Bush

By robertjames / June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Coral Vine – Mexican Creeper – Bee Bush

Antigonon leptopus Growing in Phoenix: A winner for Phoenix gardens! Coral vine is also known as Queen Wreath Vine. This is a vigorous creeping plant perfect for covering chain link fences or trellises. It produces a mass of delicate flowers in shades of pink and white through the summer and fall. The leaves are bright…

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Cup of Gold Vine

By robertjames / June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Cup of Gold Vine

Solandra maxima, also known as cup of gold vine, golden chalice vine, or Hawaiian lily, is a vigorous vine which is endemic to Mexico and Central America. It has very large yellow flowers and glossy leaves. Growing in Phoenix: A very attractive twining vine with deep glossy green foliage and large butter-yellow flowers. It requires…

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Florida Flame Vine

By robertjames / June 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Florida Flame Vine

Physostegia venusta Growing in Phoenix: A sprawling vine ablaze with orange tubular flowers that bloom from fall to spring. Attracts hummingbirds and pollinators. It is a fast-growing vine using tendrils to climb. Grow it to cover unsightly walls or fences and add color to the late-season garden, Avoid planting near trees, that could be strangled…

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Galangal

By robertjames / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Galangal

Galangal: Do you know if greater (Alpinia galanga) and lesser (A. officinarum). Growing in Phoenix: Galangal is an integral flavor component in Thai cuisine. Related to ginger and turmeric, it is also used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. The outer skin is smoother and paler than ginger and the flesh ranges from white to…

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Gardenia – Miami Supreme

By robertjames / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Gardenia – Miami Supreme

Grafted

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Ginger – Verigated Shell Ginger

By robertjames / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Ginger – Verigated Shell Ginger

Alpinia zerumbet, commonly known as shell ginger, is a perennial species of ginger native to East Asia.

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Ginger Red Button – Edible

By robertjames / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Ginger Red Button – Edible

Costus Woodsonii. Edible flower

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Heliconia Lobster Claw Flower

By robertjames / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on Heliconia Lobster Claw Flower

Heliconia rostrata Growing in Phoenix: Also known as the Parrot plant; it is native to the tropical Americas and Pacific Oceans and Asia. This understory plant makes a striking display with large, brightly-hued bracts that cluster up a stem. The leaves are glossy, green, oval, and paddle-shaped. They grow in an upright habit with the…

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Hibiscus Verigated Snow Queen

By robertjames / June 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Hibiscus Verigated Snow Queen

Hard to find exotic Hibiscus plant. Hibiscus Cooperii Snow Queen. Ill bet your neighbors dont have this one =) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Growing in Phoenix: Snow Queen’s variegated leaves are splashed in shades of white, rose, and lime green. The vibrant red flowers are prolific and beautiful, attracting hummingbirds and pollinators. Hibiscus will do much better…

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Jasmine – Grand Duke

By robertjames / June 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Jasmine – Grand Duke

Jasminium sambac Growing in Phoenix: The creamy rosette blossoms on Grand Duke are exceptionally beautiful. It is used throughout Asia to make a perfumed drink by soaking the flowers overnight in water. It does better with afternoon shade. Provide sufficient watering. It blooms fairly early in spring into early summer and again when temperatures drop…

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