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Plectranthus sp., Plectranthus
Plectranthus rotundifolius

Plectranthus sp.

Plectranthus
Family: Lamiaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantSpice or herbUnknown name

Species and varieties:

Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus australis

Plectranthus coleoides

Plectranthus comosus

Plectranthus ecklonii

Plectranthus ecklonii Mona Lavender

Plectranthus ernstii

Plectranthus fruticosus

Plectranthus graveolens

Plectranthus lanuginosus

Plectranthus Lois Woodhull

Plectranthus madagascariensis

Plectranthus nicodemus

Plectranthus oertendahlii

Plectranthus prostratus

Plectranthus rotundifolius (African Potato Mint)

Plectranthus saccatus

Plectranthus spicatus





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Plectranthus spicatus - Durban Lavender

This is a succulent plectranthus with small bright green, serrated leaves. It has a long bloom period of narrow 12 inch spikes of lavender blue flowers. In nature, it is found growing in full sun in hot dry rocky ground inland of Durban, South Africa. In gardens there, it is used as a vigorous ground cover and has been found suitable as a green roof plant. It's a tough groundcover that prefers dry conditions and grows in both sun or semi-shade. The shallow root system makes it ideal for shallow dry soil. Try it as a succulent groundcover for rockeries, slopes, or planted around Aloes or other large succulents. However be cautious, as it grows rapidly and might smother less vigorous smaller plants and can be damaged by the lightest frost. It does make an excellent potted plant where it has a more compact habit.

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Pleione sp., Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid

Pleione sp.

Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia, India, China
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersYellow/orange flowers

The big, showy flowers originate from new shoots formed at the base of the pseudobulb. They are pink to purplish, white or yellow, while the fringed, tubular lip is often paler or white, with yellow, red or purple dots and stripes.

They are very closely related to the genus Coelogyne and were once considered part of it.



Pleione sp., Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid
Pleione bulbocodioides
Pleione sp., Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid
Pleione bulbocodioides
Pleione sp., Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid
Pleione bulbocodioides
Pleione sp., Peacock Orchid, Himalayan crocus, Indian Crocus, Windowsill Orchid
Pleione limprichtii


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Pleroma heteromallum, Tibouchina multiflora, Tibouchina grandifolia, Tibouchina heteromalla, Glory bush, Quaresmeira

Pleroma heteromallum, Tibouchina multiflora, Tibouchina grandifolia, Tibouchina heteromalla

Glory bush, Quaresmeira
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

There are over 300 species of Tibouchina. Tibouchina multiflora has huge leaves(up to 10" in diameter), velvet and "hairy" - nice to touch -they tend to turn orange/red at the lower part of the trunk. Tibouchinas are tropical and subtropical plants. The frost kills the plant to the ground, and it grows back in the spring. They are covered with flowers durning several months, at the end of summer. After each blooming cycle, prune and fertilize with fertilizer for acid loving plants. The Tibouchinas like a good proportion of organic content in the soil.





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Plumbago auriculata, Plumbago capensis, Blue Plumbago, Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort

Plumbago auriculata, Plumbago capensis

Blue Plumbago, Cape Plumbago, Cape Leadwort
Family: Plumbaginaceae
Origin: S. Africa, Himalayas, China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Blooms all year round with denser blooms from March to November. Plumbago is popular in both tropical and sub-tropical gardens because of its delicate blue flowers; there is also a white-flowering cultivar ('Alba'). It is by nature a woody climbing shrub - with support it can reach several ft in height - but in the tropics it is seen more often as a low plant used for hedges. It tolerates both drought and poor soil and does best at slightly higher altitudes; heavy rainfall tends to beat down the flowers and leaves. Plumbago does best in full sun and grows best if it is heavily pruned from time to time, even cut back to the ground. Propagation is from green cuttings or by division of older plants.





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Polygala myrtifolia, September bush, Chupman Fields
Polygala × dalmaisiana

Polygala myrtifolia

September bush, Chupman Fields
Family: Polygalaceae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Polygala is an old Greek name from the words polys meaning much and gala meaning milk, the name given to this genus for some of its members which have the reputation for promoting the secretion of milk. The species name myrtifolia means myrtle-like leaves. Polygala myrtifolia varies in form as it changes to adapt to the different areas it grows in, from the harshness of the coast to the drier inland climates. An evergreen shrub, the most common forms reach about 3 to 4 ft in height with a few upright-growing stems and slender branches densely covered with leaves that resemble myrtle. The oval-shaped leaves are usually 1" to 2" long and up to 0.5" wide. The leaves are light green, dark green or slightly grey. The flowers are carried in small clusters at the ends of short branches and look a bit like legume (pea or bean) flowers, but are actually quite different. Close inspection will reveal that although they have two wings and a keel, they lack the banner (also called standard) petal. All polygalas also have a showy, and very distinctive brush-like tuft on the keel. The showy petals, beautifully marked with darker veins, are usually in shades of mauve or purple, but can also be pink scarlet, or white. Polygala myrtifolia has blooms throughout the year with a peak in spring when the plants flower profusely. The fruit is a small, winged capsule. In the new garden it is excellent as a fast growing windbreak, hedge and colorful shrub able to grow in most soil types from full sun to semi-shade. Its growth is a bit more lax, producing fewer flowers in the shade, but it grows happily in the difficult pockets that change from full sun to semi-shade with the seasons. Polygala myrtifolia can easily be propagated from seed and tip cuttings preferably taken in spring and autumn.

Polygala × dalmaisiana is the result of crossing P. myrtifolia with P. fruticosa.





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Pontederia cordata, Pickerel Plant, Pickerelweed, Blue Pickerel

Pontederia cordata

Pickerel Plant, Pickerelweed, Blue Pickerel
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: Eastern North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunBog or aquaticBlue/lavender/purple flowersFlood tolerant

Pickerelweed typically grows to about 2 to 3 Ft tall. Pickerelweed is an aquatic or marsh perennial with a cluster of erect arrowhead-shaped leaves arising from a single basal clump. Its leaves are large, up to 5





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Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed

Pontederia rotundifolia

Tropical Pickerelweed
Family: Pontederiaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeBog or aquaticPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowers

Annual or perennial. Vegetative stem elongate, floating or on mudflats; flowering stem to 26 cm long, the lower internode procumbent or erect. Sessile leaves not seen; petiolate leaves floating or emersed, reniform to cordate. The flowers are pink, or light blue, with a yellow spot in one petal.



Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed
Pontederia rotundifolia, Tropical Pickerelweed


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Porphyrocoma pohliana, Justicia pohliana, Justicia scheidweileri, Purple Shrimp, Blue Shrimp, Rose Pine Cone, Jade Magic, Brazilian Fireworks Plant

Porphyrocoma pohliana, Justicia pohliana, Justicia scheidweileri

Purple Shrimp, Blue Shrimp, Rose Pine Cone, Jade Magic, Brazilian Fireworks Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Brazil
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Porphyrocoma pohliana is a tropical evergreen plant that is a prolific bloomer in the tropics. This plant is adaptable, beautiful and flowers all year round in low light. Great as a container and indoor plant. Rose-colored cones emerge on the growing tips and expand until brilliant purple flowers appear among the colorful bracts. The dark green leaves are accented by silver highlights. It should be grown in a fertile, well draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. Like many shrubs, it is necessary to prune Porphyrocoma pohliana regularly to ensure that it retains a compact growth habit. Outdoors, this plant can be grown in the shade, but not in full or direct sunlight. Strong sunshine can bleach the leaves.





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Primula sp., Primrose
Primula x polyantha

Primula sp.

Primrose
Family: Primulaceae
Origin: China
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The well-known and much loved genus of perennials consist of around 400 species. Primulas like fertile, well-drained soil, part-shade and ample water.





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Primulina sp., Primulina
Primulina liboensis

Primulina sp.

Primulina
Family: Gesneriaceae
Origin: China
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliage

Plants in this group were formerly called Chirita and have recently been reclassified as Primulina. Many have attractive variegated leaves.





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