Round green leaves that look like they've been pierced by a skewer, catbells' yellow flowers in spring arise from these disc-like leaves. An herbaceous perennial from the the coastal plain of the extreme southeastern United States, it has an extensive root system that resents disturbance.
The mounding plant has stems that are ornately lined with green to bluish green leaves that are round and encase the stem. In midspring, small yellow flowers that are pea-like arise from the stem among the leaves....
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Yellow False Indigo)
Yellow wild indigo is a mounding perennial with attractive yellow pea-like flowers and blue-green foliage. This southern United States native flowers in the springtime on light green stems held above the dense foliage. The tan or brown colored seedpods that form afterwards are also an ornamental feature. Various butterflies will visit the flowers when open.
Yellow wild indigo needs a full sun location for best form and flowering, but also handles up to partial shade. Tolerant of drought, nutrient...
(Screamin' Yellow Baptisia, Yellow False Indigo, Yellow Wild Indigo)
A prized selection of wild indigo, 'Screamin' Yellow' is a large perennial noted for its yellow pea-like flowers and yellow-green leaves. Descended from a native perennial of the southern United States, 'Screamin' Yellow' flowers in the springtime on tall, unbranched, leafy stems. A mature plant can send up dozens of stems, each topped by ten or more flowers, one above the other. Various butterflies visit the flowers. The tan or brown seedpods that follow the flowers are also an ornamental feature....
Looking like wild mustard or wild radish, the garden yellowrocket bears small cross-shaped yellow flowers from early spring to early summer. This biennial or very short-lived perennial typically grows in the cooler months, from autumn to spring, becoming dormant in the heat of summer.
The long taproot supports a rosette of medium green leaves that are elongated with lobes. The flower stem arises from the center of this rosettes and branches many times to support scores of tiny lemon yellow blossoms...
James H. Schutte
(Crested Philippine Violet)
Sandpapery leaves nestle around the trumpeting lavender-purple flowers of the crested Philippine violet in autumn. A semi-evergreen shrub native to India and Southeast Asia, it is upright in habit with a rounded silhouette. The leaves are oval, medium-green, roughly haired. Blooming most heavily in autumn, but a lesser degree in spring, it has lavender-purple or pinkish flowers at the tips of its stems. Each blossom is trumpet-like with a throat that is white-streaked. In a cool or droughty winter,...
(Begonia, Kaylen Hardy Begonia)
The Kaylen hardy begonia has glossy pinkish green foliage and late summer occurring blossoms of a sweet pink. This herbaceous perennial is the result of a hybrid cross at the University of Georgia and is considered an open-branched wax begonia. Each leaf is glossy and wax-like, being round and ruffle-edged. Having a green color overall, there is pronouced pink and reddish tones throughout. By late summer and continuing into the autumn, reddish pink flowers dangle from the stem tips.
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(Begonia, Metallic Mist Begonia)
Metallic Mist hardy begonia has brilliant maple-like leaves in a cool silver and dark green hue. This cold-hardy, herbaceous perennial is the result of extensive hybridization. Each leaf blade has jagged lobes that are ghostly silver with dark green veins. In the center, where the veins converge, is a small flash of burgundy that becomes more pronounced in cooler times of year. Pink flowers contrast the foliage in a magnificent way in late summer and into autumn.
Plant 'Metallic Mist' in a moist,...
(Bolivian Mountain Begonia)
The fiery blooms of this prolific begonia will not disappoint. Bolivian mountain begonia is a tropical tuberous perennial that has a pendulous habit and bright orange-red flowers, which attract hummingbirds. It is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, Argentina and Bolivia in South America. There it can be found growing among moist rocks and tree roots. This is the parent species of many tuberous begonia cultivars with drooping flowers.
The bushy plants have linear wing-shaped green leaves—sometimes...
(Bolivian Mountain Begonia, Bonfire Bolivian Begonia)
This tropical tuberous perennial has a pendulous habit and outrageously bold, bright orange flowers.
Bolivian mountain begonia is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, Argentina and Bolivia in South America where it can be found growing among moist rocks and tree roots. It is the parent species of many tuberous begonia cultivars with drooping flowers.
The bushy plants have linear wing-shaped green leaves that are not glossy but covered in fuzzy hairs. These have red tinted edges and...