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Image of Cattleya percivaliana photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Cattleya, Christmas Cattleya, Corsage Orchid)

Distinguished by the spice-musky fragrance of its pink-lavender and magenta ruffled blossoms, Cattleya percivaliana is a winter-blooming corsage orchid that is often referred to as the Christmas cattleya. An epiphytic (growing on another plant) or lithophytic (growing on a moist rock) tender perennial from the mountains of Venezuela, it will form a lush, heavy clump in frost-free gardens.

An oblong, stiff, leathery green leaf grows from each stout pseudobulb in the plant cluster. In...

Image of Centaurea cineraria photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Dusty Miller)

Mounds of silvery white foliage, stunning in daylight glowing eerily in night gardens, make dusty miller a favorite of gardeners everywhere. This perennial is often grown as an annual and is native to southern Europe mostly Italy.

Botanically known as a sub-shrub, dusty miller will develop a woody base with age. The plants are evergreen and well branched. The leaves alternate each other on the stem. They are extremely variable, most are oblong to oval, much divided and often look like feathers...

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James Burghardt

(Colchester White Centaurea, Dusty Miller, Silver Centaurea)

Few silver-leaved ornamentals offer the cool, crisp color of ‘Colchester White.’ This favorite foliage plant produces tall mounds of frosty, ferny leaves that look cool in the daylight and glow eerily in the evening. Centaurea cineraria is native to southern Europe where it is adapted to heat and moderate drought. It is a short-lived, shrubby perennial that’s often grown as an annual.

Botanically known as a subshrub, dusty miller develops a woody base with age. ‘Colchester White’ is...

Image of Chlorophytum comosum photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Spider Plant)

Probably the most popular houseplant of all time, spider plant produces a spreading clump of broad, arching, green blades. It is typically grown as a hanging basket specimen because it produces long, pendulous, wiry stems with lots of spidery plantlets at the tips, hence the common name. The most popular variety in commerce is the variegated form, ‘Variegatum.’ The species is native to South Africa where it exists in upland and lowland forests, so it naturally grows well in shade.

The long,...

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Spider Plant, Variegated Spider Plant)

The variegated spider plant is the most commonly grown form. It has attractive thin strap-like leaves of green edged with white. The plants are tender, but vigorous and prolific.

Chlorophytum cosmosum is indigenous to South Africa. It is a clump-forming tender perennial that’s primarily cultivated as an annual or houseplant. Spider plant spreads slowly by thick rhizomes (underground stems) that are easily divided. Its grassy strap-like leaves are delicate, green and white-edged....

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Gerald L. Klingaman

(Spider Plant, Variegated Spider Plant)

Forming a clumping tuft of dark green and ivory leaves that often arch or curl backwards, 'Vittatum' is a showy selection of the common spider plant. Indigenous to South Africa this is a frost-tender, clump-forming perennial that is often used as a tropical groundcover or hanging basket houseplant. Spider plant spreads by rhizomes (underground stems) and by young plants borne on the sprawling or dangling stems.

Grass-like leaves are dark green but with a central band of ivory. Plants produce small,...

(Rockrose)

Rockrose is a hardy, evergreen shrub. It is a natural hybrid between Cistus ladanifer and Cistus populifolius, both native to the Mediterranean region. Shiny, sticky leaves are lance-shaped, opposite on the stem and have smooth to wavy margins. The lovely, papery, abundant, summer flowers are solitary and open for one day. They are roundish, flat, white with a red tint, have a center of bright gold stamens and reminiscent of wild roses. The stems and foliage have a pleasant, resinous...

(Crimson-Spot Rockrose, Rockrose)

Rockrose is a hardy, evergreen shrub. It is a natural hybrid between Cistus ladanifer and Cistus populifolius, both native to the Mediterranean region. Shiny, sticky leaves are lance-shaped, opposite on the stem and have smooth to wavy margins. The lovely, papery, abundant, summer flowers are solitary and open for one day. The cultivar ‘Maculatus’ has flowers which are roundish, flat, white with a red to maroon spot at the base or each petal. The flowers have a center of bright gold...

(Orthosiphon )

Flowers with extremely long stamens make cat's whiskers an eye-catching plant for a tropical cottage garden. It is a tender, evergreen, perennial subshrub (woody only at the base) that is native from southeastern Asia to Australia and the Philippines.

The dark green, glossy leaves are long triangles with jagged edges. The dark stems are particularly showy when the tips hold a pyramid-like cluster of light violet to white flowers. The flower buds are white, and open first at the base of the cluster,...

Image of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Chaya)

A vegetable popular in the tropical Americas, chaya sometimes known as tree spinach is considered by some experts as one of the most nutritious of the leafy greens. It originates from the Yucatan and is now naturalized in warm areas of the Americas. Fast growing, of easy culture and underutilized, this green must be boiled for one to five minutes before eating, the leaves are poisonous when raw.

Classified in the same family as poinsettia and croton, chaya is a tender perennial which forms...