International Flower Bulb Centre
A native of the montane regions of Chile and Argentina, Peruvian lily is an herbaceous perennial that spreads by rhizomatous tubers. It has upright stems lined with waxy, slightly wavy, lance-shaped leaves of green to gray-green. From mid to late summer clusters of large, yellow or orange, lily-like flowers appear. These have delicate spots of brown or red along their throats and are attractive to hummingbirds. After blooming foliage will die back.
Peruvian lily grows best in areas where summers...
(Lily-of-the-Incas, Orange King Peruvian-lily, Peruvian-lily)
Originating from the montane regions of Chile and Argentina, 'Orange King' Peruvian lily is an herbaceous perennial that spreads by rhizomatous tubers. It has upright stems lined with waxy, slightly wavy, lance-shaped leaves of green to gray-green. From mid to late summer many clusters of large, deep orange, lily-like flowers appear. These have delicate brown spots along their throats and are attractive to hummingbirds. After blooming foliage will die back.
Peruvian lily grows best in areas where...
In summer this tuberous, tender perennial blooms with a profusion of colorful, lily-like flowers. Lily-of-the-Incas is native to central Chile and Argentina and has slender, sparse, strap-like leaves and tall flower stems. The semi-evergreen leaves are light green with hints of gray. As the summer temperatures rise, the tall stems become topped with branched clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers. These may be orange-red with yellow and dark-red markings or lavender-pink with purple and maroon markings,...
James H. Schutte
(Lily-of-the-Incas, Variegated Lily-of-the-Incas)
Variegated parrot lily is a tender perennial that grows from tuberous roots. It is native to Brazil. Clumps of white-edged foliage appear in spring and slowly elongate to upright, leafy, pink-spotted stems. Clusters of tubular flowers bloom at the ends of the stems in loose spheres. Greenish blooms are heavily overlaid with red and marked with dark purple to brown spots and streaks, a unique color combination! Alstroemeria blooms in the cool of spring and may re-bloom in autumn. Alstromeria psittacina...
(Partytime Alternanthera, Thread Alternanthera)
The colorful foliage of ‘Party Time’ is especially eye catching. Its green, wavy leaves have hot pink streaks and blotches. Some leaves are entirely pink and others entirely green. It is a lovely garden compliment to colorful tropicals or more subdued bedding plants.
Joseph’s Coat is a low-growing tropical perennial valued for its bushy habit and glossy, colorful leaves. It is native from Mexico to Argentina where it naturally inhabits open forests with ample precipitation. The variable leaves...
Blue hibiscus is an evergreen shrub native to Australia. Leaves are bright green, rough textured and irregularly lobed. The hibiscus-like flowers are glossy, mauve, lavender or blue, borne in the leaf axils at the tips of the branches throughout the year in warm climates.
Blue hibiscus grows quickly, thriving in well drained soils and full sun. If plants are well mulched, little supplemental water is required. Prune by heading back to produce a compact plant. In mild climates use as a border specimen...