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Image of Gynura aurantiaca

Carol Cloud Bailey

The purple coloring on the leaves of 'Purple Passion' velvet plant are extra bright and colorful. The fleshy, toothed leaves of this unusual Malaysian native are green with long, bright purple hairs that give the leaves the texture of velvet, hence the common name, velvet plant. Though succulent, this is a tropical forest dweller, so it is adapted to shadier light conditions. It is most commonly grown as a houseplant, but those living in tropical zones can enjoy it as a vining, trailing in-ground...

Image of Hechtia photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(False Agave)

There are approximately 50 species of tropical bromeliads in the genus Hechtia. They are characterized by elongated, often spiny leaves that are stiff to the touch as well as their dense clusters of white flowers. All are terrestrial, or ground dwelling, and exist in dry, wooded or scrubby places from Texas to Mexico and down to Central America.

Hechtias have dense rosettes of long leaves which often have spiny edges. Leaf color is variable but often pale, waxy green or purplish....

Image of Hechtia galeottii photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(False Agave)

Commonly called false agave, this species of dry land bromeliad inhabits the canyons of southern Mexico and closely resembles a small Agave, as its common name suggests. It is a tender, semi-succulent perennial that forms a rosette of spiny leaves. Though attractive, this species is rarely cultivated.

The long, pointed, linear leaves of this Hechtia emanate outward from a dense rosette. They are sharply toothed, light to medium green on the tops and whitish gray on the undersides....

Image of Hedychium coccineum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Red Ginger Lily, Scarlet Butterfly Ginger, Scarlet Ginger)

Stiff, reed-like stems with large leaves are topped with a cluster of pale orange to scarlet flowers in the heat of summer and autumn. The scarlet ginger is a semi-evergreen tender perennial native to the low-elevation tropical mountains of the Himalayas to southern China and Burma. Growing from underground rhizomes, plants may be evergreen in hot tropical locales, but often die back from winter drought or frosts elsewhere. This herbaceous plant forms an upright, thick clump.

The long, lance-shaped...

Image of Hedychium coronarium photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Butterfly Ginger, Butterfly Lily, White Garland Lily)

Grown for its intensely fragrant flowers that hover like butterflies atop tall leafy stems, this tender herbaceous perennial is native from the Himalayan foothills to Southeast Asia.

The head-high stems of butterfly ginger arise from shallow creeping rhizomes in spring. The stems bear two opposite ranks of long, rich green, canna-like leaves with downy undersides. In late spring and summer, white fluttery flowers open from cone-like clusters at the stem tips. Comprising a broad upright two-lobed...

Image of Hedychium flavescens photo by: Forest & Kim Starr

Forest & Kim Starr

(Yellow Ginger)

Stiff, reed-like stems with large leaves are topped with a cluster of pale to rich yellow flowers in summer and autumn. The yellow ginger is a semi-evergreen tender perennial native to Nepal and northeastern India. Growing from underground rhizomes, plants may be evergreen in hot tropical locales, but often die back from winter drought or frosts elsewhere. This herbaceous plant forms an upright, thick clump.

The long, lance-shaped leaves grow off of the upright stems. Crush the stem or leaves...

Image of Helichrysum italicum photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Curry Plant, Gold Strawflower)

Both the wispy, silver-gray foliage and golden yellow flowers of the curry plant are ornamental. Often confused with lavender when not in bloom, this tender perennial subshrub originates from the warm, rocky regions of southern Europe and Turkey. Where hardy, it survives as a low, shrubby evergreen, but it is most commonly grown as a bedding filler for containers and sunny flower gardens because its cool, neutral foliage compliments many brightly colored annuals.

Curry plant is densely branched...

Image of Helichrysum italicum ssp. microphyllum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Dwarf Strawflower)

Dwarf curry plant is a small growing perennial with wispy, fine silvery foliage and golden yellow summer flowers. Often confused with lavender when not in bloom, this tender perennial subshrub originates from the warm, rocky regions of southern Europe and Turkey. Where hardy, it survives as a low, shrubby evergreen, but it is most commonly grown as a bedding filler for containers and sunny flower gardens because its cool, neutral foliage compliments many brightly colored annuals.

Curry plant...

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Jessie Keith

(Licorice Plant, Limelight Licorice Plant)

The popular licorice plant ‘Limelight’ won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit in 1992 because it's a wonderfully pretty and reliable. This chartreuse-leaved selection is great for contrast and color plays with other brightly colored bedding plants for sun.

Licorice plant originates from southern Africa. There it survives as a tough compact shrub. The small, soft, iridescent chartreuse leaves of 'Limelight' are oval and fragrant when crushed. Fine silver hairs cover their...

Image of Helichrysum thianschanicum photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Licorice Plant)

The crisp, silvery gray foliage of the licorice plant is fine and luxuriant. This tender perennial originates from the drier parts of Central Asia. Where hardy, it survives as a low, shrubby evergreen, but it is most commonly grown as bedding filler for containers and sunny flower gardens because its bright, neutral foliage compliments many colorful annuals. Once established, it is quite tough and drought tolerant.

Licorice plant is tidy, clump-forming and covered with slender, lance-shaped...