Yard Plants

  • African Iris White

    African Iris White

    This clumping, robust perennial has stiff leaves radiating up and out in a fan-shaped pattern. The flower spikes are topped with 3-inch white flowers marked with yellow and blue. Although short-lived (about 2 days), the flowers are produced sporadically throughout the year. Plants grow to 4 or 5-feet-tall in standing water, making it ideal for water gardens and wet soil. They reach about 2 to 3-feet in Soil.
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  • Asiatic Jasmine

    African Iris White

    Asian jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), or 'Dwarf Confederate' jasmine, is a multi-stemmed shrub that produces vine-like, woody branches. This sprawling plant is a true ground cover, as it forms a thick mat over the planting area. Asian jasmine plants are very drought- and cold-tolerant; they can survive dry, arid conditions when grass cannot, and Asian jasmine plants stay green after freezing.
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  • Banana Tree

    Banana Tree

    It grows as a dense clump of slender, green, cane-like leaf stems with pinnate, or feather-shaped, leaves that are about 1 ft long. Each leaf has about 30 to 50 narrow leaflets that are evenly spaced along the blade of the leaf.
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  • Bird of Paradise

    Bird of Paradise

    Also known as crane flowers, is one of the most beautiful of all exotic flowers. This native of South Africa derives its name from the unusual flowers, which resemble brightly colored birds in flight. The leaves of a bird of paradise plant are bluish-green with a red midrib. This thick, evergreen foliage resembles small banana leaves, attached to a long stalk.
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  • Cat Palm

    Cat Palm

    It grows as a dense clump of slender, green, cane-like leaf stems with pinnate, or feather-shaped, leaves that are about 1 ft long. Each leaf has about 30 to 50 narrow leaflets that are evenly spaced along the blade of the leaf.
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  • Cordyline

    Cordyline

    This is the plant seen as a small yucca or palm-like tree all over New Zealand with a single basal trunk with many branches reaching up 30 ft. The branches are tipped with narrow semi-stiff but not rigid leathery medium green colored sword-like leaves that 2 to 3 ft long by 1 to 2 inches wide. Flowers in late-spring into summer are panicles of tiny cream-white fragrant flowers.
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  • Croton

    Croton

    The croton plant is often grown outdoors in tropical climates, but also make excellent houseplants. Crotons come in a wide variety of leaf shapes and colors. Leaves can be short, long, twisted, thin, thick and several of these combined. Colors range from green, variegated, yellow, red, orange, cream, pink and black to a combination of all these.
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  • Golden Dewdrop

    Golden Dewdrop

    Golden dewdrop is a sprawling, sometimes vinelike tender evergreen shrub or small tree that can get up to 18 ft (5.5 m) tall and just as wide. It usually forms a multi-stemmed clump with branches that droop and trail. The ovate leaves are 1-3 in (2.5-7.6 cm) long and arranged on the stem in pairs opposite each other, or in whorls of three. Some bushes are quite spiny, and some have no spines at all.
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  • Hibiscus

    Hibiscus

    Hisicus is used for a variety of ailments partly because there are so many species. Roselle lowers fevers and high blood pressure, increases urination, relieves coughs, and has been found to have antibacterial properties. All parts of the plant are used, from the seeds to the roots. Common hibiscus is used mainly for respiratory problems, but is also widely used for skin disorders or to treat fevers. Rose of Sharon is used externally as an emollient.
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  • Knockout Rose

    Knockout Rose

    Like most roses, Knock Out is best in full sun or light shade in a fertile, well drained soil. These are shrub roses, so their wintertime appearance leaves a bit to be desired, so use it amongst low evergreen shrubs to compensate for its winter nakedness. Prune it in the spring just before new growth starts as you would other shrub roses. Prune during the growing season as needed to control size. Water and fertilize as the season progresses to ensure plants continue to grow and set new flower buds.
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  • Loropetalum Plum

    Loropetalum Plum

    This 6 to 10 feet tall flowering shrub is grown for not only its showy, fragrant, fringe-like, pink flowers, but also its lush, burgundy foliage which makes it perfect for large scale borders. Too often I have seen this plant used where it will either get too big for its location or will be burned back by chilling winter weather. This plant thrives in zones 8 and 9 and may do ok in warmer areas of zone 7, but no more.
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  • Mexican Petunia

    Mexican Petunia

    It grows as a dense clump of slender, green, cane-like leaf stems with pinnate, or feather-shaped, leaves that are about 1 ft long. Each leaf has about 30 to 50 narrow leaflets that are evenly spaced along the blade of the leaf.
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  • Oleander

    Oleander

    Evergreen shrub or small tree with thick, gummy, clear sap; leaves opposite or whorled, simple, leathery, with smooth margins and conspicuous pinnate veins; flowers clustered at tip of twigs, 5-parted, funnel-shaped, white, pink, red, or yellow.
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  • Queen Palm

    Queen Palm

    This palm has a smooth straight gray trunk ringed with evenly spaced leaf scars and topped with a large canopy of feathery fronds. The fronds are dark green and have double rows of leaflets. This palm is noted for its spectacular clusters of flowers and fruits. The flower clusters burst from large pods during the summer.
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  • Roebelenii

    Roebelenii

    One of the most widely used palm trees in landscaping. This small variety of palm tree grows about 6 inches to 2 feet per year. Pygmy date palms grow in any type of well-drained soil, but prefer sandy loamdo best in well-drained soil. These palms are very versatile and can grow indoors, as an outdoor potted or container tree, or in your lawn. Choose an area outdoors with sandy soil in partial shade to full sun.
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  • Society Garlic

    Society Garlic

    Society garlic is a popular container plant. Most gardeners leave it out on the patio or porch all summer, bringing it indoors for the winter. Outdoors, grow in a sunny border. This is a perennial that will spread slowly by its rhizomes, but will not become aggressive. Society garlic can be used in the front of a herbaceous border, and South African gardeners often use it as a bedding plant along with annual flowers.
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  • Verbena

    Verbena

    Verbenas are long blooming annual or perennial flowers that possess the virtues of heat tolerance and an extremely long bloom season. Many perennial verbenas are relatively short lived, but their vigor and heavy flowering make up for this defect. They do well grown as annual flowering plants also, since they bloom quickly during the first season after planting.
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