Vigorous perennial with large shiny green leaves surrounding the base of the plant. Tall stiff spikes of white lilac or rose colored tubular flowers bloom in spring or early summer. Excellent choice in the herbaceous border. No serious insect or disease problems.
Also known as hummingbird bush, this low growing sprawling shrub reaches 3-4 feet tall with an equal or greater spread. This Texas native is a prolific blooming plant, with trumpet-like, orange to red, tubular flowers that bloom all summer and until the first frost. A heat and drought tolerant selection, however summer rains trigger a new flush of blooms.
An evergreen perennial, forming a clump of arching strap-like leaves 18-24 inches high. Deep ocean blue flower clusters rise 2' above foliage in summer.
An evergreen perennial with clusters of huge deep violet-blue flowers appear atop tall blackish stems. Nice in containers for patio or entryway use.
Eye-catching Canna prized for its deep, burgundy, almost black foliage. Bright red flowers stand atop the foliage in summer. Wonderful in mass plantings or as a single specimen.
Rich wine-red iris blooms with shades of garnet and cinnamon that blend nicely from the top of the upright standards. Reblooms late summer.
Large golden flower heads are produced in large numbers summer to fall atop bold green foliage. Great cut flowers. Attracts butterflies.