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Ornamental vine with Showy, violet, trumpet shaped flowers up to three inches across. Can be used as a background shrub if allowed to sprawl at the rear of a bed. It's also pretty clambering up a mail box or lamp post.
Thunbergia laurifolia is similar to Thunbergia grandiflora
except that elliptical leaves.
There are over 300 species of Tibouchina. They are tropical and subtropical plants. The frost kills the plant to the ground, and it grows back in the spring. Covered with flowers during several months, at the end of the 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.
Use salt water for their water requirements, deposits the excess salt onto one leaf on each bunch, turning it yellow.
To minimise water loss it has developed hair covered leaves, these hairs also give the plant a silver hue, reflecting large amounts of the sun's heat rather than absorbing it.
A beautiful vine with glossy dark green foliage covered with clusters of fragrant white curly petal flowers. Blooms early spring to fall. As a vine, this plant can be used to cover trellises, fences, or posts but is best placed near foot-traffic where its fragrance and appearance can be appreciated. As a ground cover, it's often used on patios, in entryways, or as edging along walks.
Windmill palm is one of the most cold hardy palms available. It is moderately salt tolerant and can be planted behind the first line dunes or against a structure that will shield it from direct exposure to sea breezes.