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Ernst Benary® Inc.

(Castorbean, Pink Castorbean)

So why would gardeners grow such a deadly poisonous plant as a garden ornamental? Showy forms of castor bean are bold, brightly colored and thrive in high heat and drought. In tropical regions castor bean grows as a tall evergreen subshrub, but in temperate zones it is commonly grown as an annual/tender perennial. This native of northern Africa and western Asia has become naturalized in many tropical to subtropical regions across the globe where it is considered invasive. Some Third World countries...

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James H. Schutte

So why would gardeners grow such a deadly poisonous plant as a garden ornamental? Showy forms of castor bean are bold, brightly colored and thrive in high heat and drought. In tropical regions castor bean grows as a tall evergreen subshrub, but in temperate zones it is commonly grown as an annual/tender perennial. This native of northern Africa and western Asia has become naturalized in many tropical to subtropical regions across the globe where it is considered invasive. Some Third World countries...

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Felder Rushing

This ornamental castor bean has purple-red flower stalks, burgundy-tinted leaves, and rose-red seed capsules. It is propagated from seed.

Naturalized throughout the tropics, castor bean (Ricinus communis) is a large shrubby perennial that likely originated in northern Africa. In extra-tropical regions it is often grown as an annual for its bold, deeply lobed foliage and colorful, spiny seed capsules. It is also cultivated as a crop plant for its economically important oil, which is extracted...

(Red Panama Rose)

Along with its shapely leaves, red Panama rose displays charming red flowers with tiny yellow centers whenever temperatures are warm and balmy. It's a small, frost-tender evergreen shrub native to the woodlands of Central America.

The tapered leaves are oval and come to a pronounced point and are found in opposite pairs on stems that arch gracefully. From spring to autumn, or as long as the weather is sunny and warm, small five-petalled flowers appear at the ends of the branches in dense, round...

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Forest & Kim Starr

(Gold Tree, Primavera, White-mahogany)

The white-mahogany or gold tree is breathtaking in flower, but it also provides quality lumber for use in cabinetry, furniture and flooring. This fast-growing deciduous tropical tree is native to the forested slopes and terraces from southern Mexico to Colombia and Bolivia. Gold tree develops a tall, straight trunk with a rounded but irregular canopy of branches. Old, large trees have a buttressing or fluted trunk base.

The dulled glossy leaves are compound, looking like a hand. Singular leaves...

(Schlieper's Clown Orchid, Schlieper's Rossioglossum Orchid)

Bright and entertaining, Schlieper's clown orchid bears its yellow and sienna spotted flowers in spring and early summer. From the cool cloud forests of southern Central America's highlands, this evergreen frost-tender clumping orchid is an epiphyte, growing on the trunks of tall trees in bright shade.

The oval pseudobulbs sometimes are lightly furrowed and are colored a grayish green to yellowish green. Each pseudobulb is sheathed in papery bracts and carries two tapering oblong leaves of the...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Cuban Royal Palm, Florida Royal Palm)

The royal palm is perhaps the most regal of all palms with its smooth gray trunk reaching skyward. The top of this palm from the western Caribbean Basin is capped with a lovely crown of large green pinnate (feather) fronds. The trunk has the appearance as if it was cast of concrete. The creamy, cup-shaped flowers with purplish anthers are borne in large clustered panicles and yield purple fruits.

The royal palm should be planted in a well-draining soil that is moist. It is very tolerant of...

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Felder Rushing

(Britton's Wild Petunia, Mexican Petunia)

Mexican petunia is a vigorous evergreen subshrub native to South America and naturalized in parts of the southern United States. From spring to fall (or into a warm subtropical winter) it produces funnel-shaped, ruffled, five-lobed flowers in shades of blue-violet to red-pink. Butterflies love the flowers. The arching, lance-shaped, puckered foliage is densely borne on fleshy, hardened stems.

Mexican petunia grows best in full sun or partial shade and moderately fertile soil, and tolerates both...

(Britton's Wild Petunia, Mexican Petunia)

Mexican petunia is a vigorous evergreen subshrub native to South America and naturalized in parts of the southern United States. This selection, ‘Chi Chi,’ blooms from spring to fall (or into winter in a subtropical climate). It produces funnel-shaped, ruffled, five-lobed flowers in shades of red-pink. Butterflies love the flowers. The arching, lance-shaped, puckered foliage is densely borne on fleshy, hardened stems. Grow ‘Chi Chi’ in full sun or partial shade and moderately fertile soil. It...

(Britton's Wild Petunia, Mexican Petunia)

The cultivar 'Colobe Pink' is a compact selection of Mexican petunia, a heat tolerant, evergreen subshrub native to the American tropics. From early summer to fall (or into winter if warm weather persists), it produces masses of funnel-shaped, ruffled, five-lobed, soft pink flowers with purple centers. Flowers are held above the foliage on strong stalks. Butterflies love the flowers. The arching, lance-shaped, puckered leaves are densely borne on fleshy, woody stems. Mexican petunia requires...