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A monarch butterfly finds the palmleaf mistflower to be a tasty treat. CAES News
Butterfly Attractor
When I moved into my new house about this time last year, I was quick to notice my neighbor’s flowers across the street. I could see drifts of wonderful, tall, blue flowers coupled with the complementary orange of swirling Gulf fritillary butterflies. I knew immediately that my neighbor was a real gardener, as those showy blooms could be identified as the native blue mistflower known botanically as Conoclinium coelestinum.
Crotons are the perfect choice for fall decoration, especially when partnered with Belgian mums. CAES News
Tropical Autumn Shrub
For the amount of impact they give, crotons are certainly a good investment for home landscapes. Depending on the size you buy, they will reach 2 feet tall and perhaps a little wider. The heat and humidity prevalent in much of Georgia create the perfect conditions to allow crotons to thrive. Wherever I look, whether grown with elephant ears, hibiscus or the Hawaiian ti plant, crotons look festive and tropical.
Everillo's grassy texture combines well with flowers like SunPatiens. CAES News
Perfect Companion
There seems to be no plant combination that is not made better by partnering with ‘Everillo,' commonly known as "Japanese sedge." It's an incredible companion with hostas, ferns, pansies and tulips.
When Hurricane Hermine landed, these rain lilies were just clumps of foliage. Within a few days, dozens of flowers appeared. CAES News
Rain Lilies
Hurricane Hermine was a tropical storm by the time it reached Savannah, Georgia. While it left a wake of plant destruction, it also brought blooms by the dozens. The storm hit on Friday, and by Tuesday morning, when we returned to the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm after the Labor Day holiday, we were welcomed by rain lilies.
Plumbago forms a loose shrub in the landscape when kept at about 3-feet tall. CAES News
Cape Plumbago
Growing cape plumbago is like having your own ticket to the butterfly wild kingdom. Not only will you be the proprietor of the daily nectar café, but depending on where you live, you will also celebrate young ones, as this is a host plant for the cassius blue butterfly.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds love 'Lime Sizzler' firebush. CAES News
'Lime Sizzler'
Ever since firebush was declared a Texas Superstar winner 20 years ago, it has captured the fancy of gardeners, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Now with the addition of 'Lime Sizzler,' gardeners have gone gaga.
'Java White' looks as though it has been kissed by snow, creating a daring look on a porch patio or in a landscape. CAES News
Copper Plants
Copper plants were sold generically for years, but that is now passé thanks to varieties like ‘Beyond Paradise,’ ‘Bourbon Street,’ ‘Ceylon,’ ‘Tricolor’ and ‘Jungle Cloak.’ They partner well with blue flowers like salvias or light blue plumbago.
The big leaf princess flower produces large spikes of violet flowers from mid-summer until frost. CAES News
Royal beauty
Native to Brazil, the princess flower is loaded with uncountable blossoms of royal purple. It’s unchallenged in its status as the most beautiful plant of late summer and fall gardens.
Curcuma gingers blooms like this Jewel of Thailand are actually comprised of colorful bracts. CAES News
Glorious Gingers
With names like ‘Jewel of Thailand,’ ‘Jewel of Burma’ and ‘Garnet,’ ginger plants add exotic flair that will takes your breath away, says University of Georgia gardening expert Norman Winter. And, they don't require a lot of work.