Carol Cloud Bailey
(Amazon Taro, Polly African Mask, Polly Taro)
With a more compact form and strudier foliage, Polly African mask has dark leaves with curvaceous edges and silvery veins. It is a frost tender tropical hybrid elephant ear parented by Alocasia watsonia and
A. sanderiana. Loved for its large glossy, leathery, and green-black arrowhead leaves, the two pointed lobes and the wavy edges make 'Polly' look like an exotic African tribal mask. These edges are accentuated with a silvery pale green outline and midrib. During the growing...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Jungle Queen, Red Ginger)
Native to the South Pacific, this large evergreen perennial bears showy conical clusters of brilliant red flower bracts and small white true flowers atop tall stems whenever temperatures are warm and soil moist. The blooms contrast beautifully with the large, lance shaped, medium green leaves. The stems die to the ground in the colder part of its hardiness range, but regrow from thick ginger-scented rhizomes in spring.
After the primary flower fades, smaller, side flowers appear from the base...
Fragrant in all its parts, this large, clump-forming, evergreen perennial is native to tropical Asia and naturalized in other areas of the tropics. Pendulous clusters of waxy, pearly, pinkish white flowers resembling seashells appear atop tall, strong, large-leaved stems in spring and summer. The interior of each flower is yellow with a red throat. The lance-shaped leaves are variegated in some forms. The stems die to the ground in the colder part of its hardiness range, but regrow from thick rhizomes...
(Golden Lotus, Shell Ginger, Variegated Shell Ginger)
Fragrant in all its parts, variegated shell ginger is a large, clump-forming, evergreen perennial native to tropical Asia. Pendulous clusters of waxy, pearly, pinkish white flowers with yellow interiors appear atop tall, strong, large-leaved stems in spring and summer. The leaves of the cultivar 'Variegata' are strikingly marked with yellow and green stripes and blotches. The stems die to the ground in the colder part of its hardiness range, but regrow from thick rhizomes in spring.
James H. Schutte
(Alstroemeria, Lily-of-the-Incas, Parigo Charm Alstroemeria)
Alstroemeria is a bulbous tender perennial grown for its exquisitely dainty flowers which bloom on tall stalks in the summer. Parigo charm alstroemeria produces clusters of salmon-pink, funnel-shaped flowers; the inner tepals are yellow slashed with brown markings. Long-prized by florists as cut flowers, today there are many hybrid cultivars suited to growing in home gardens.
Grow alstroemeria in moist but well-drained, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer...
(Lily-of-the-Incas, Princess™ Camilla Alstroemeria)
Princess Camilla alstroemeria ('Stapricamil') is a minimally taller growing member of the series. Its flowers are white with yellow throat and purple speckles.
The patented Princess Lilies series of alstroemeria was developed by Dutch breeders to be excellent garden plants. They are shorter and more compact plants with excellent branching that leads to lots of free flowering blossoms. Flowers are long lasting and resemble azalea blossoms; they come in a wide array of colors.
(Lily-of-the-Incas, Princess™ Daniela Alstroemeria)
Princess Daniela alstroemeria ('Stapridani') has cherry yellow flowers. The petals are a blend of white with pale and lemon yellow. Maroon and purple streaks or speckles are found in the inner yellow throat.
The patented Princess Lilies series of alstroemeria was developed by Dutch breeders to be excellent garden plants. They are shorter and more compact plants with excellent branching that leads to lots of free flowering blossoms. Flowers are long lasting and resemble azalea blossoms; they come...
Van Zanten Plants BV
Princess Oxana, a member of the Princess Lilies Series, is a non-invasive (sterile seeds), compact dwarf alstroemeria valued for its manageable size and extended bloom season. From spring through fall, plants produce eyecatching flowers that are raspberry-red with yellow throats. These flowers are tube-shaped with six petals and its leaves are narrow, twisted and light green. Foliage dies back as bloom display comes to an end.
Unlike other alstoemeria, this series is specifically cultivated as...