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Image of Abelmoschus manihot photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Sunset Hibiscus)

Sunset hibiscus, is both an edible and ornamental plant that is native to eastern Asia. Like okra, its pods are used to thicken stews and vegetable dishes and can be ornamental when dried. The primary ornamental value of these tall plants come from their large showy yellow hibiscus-like flowers and bold glossy dark green leaves. Provide them with full sun and well-drained soil. Be sure to remove mature seed pods in the fall because these tender perennials tend to self sow. Plant in vegetable gardens...

Image of Abelmoschus moschatus photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Musk Okra, Muskmallow)

Hairy foliage and pretty, colorful hibiscus-like flowers make the musk mallow a favorite warm season garden accent. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its flowers occur from summer to frost and are usually bicolored yellow with a purple eye, but variations with pink, orange or red blossoms with a white eye are now common as both named and unnamed garden cultivars, too.

The busky plant with many upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured...

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James Burghardt

(Mischief Muskmallow, Musk Okra, Muskmallow)

Hairy foliage and pretty, deep rose-magenta hibiscus-like flowers make the Mischief musk mallow a great selection for gardens and containers. A tender herbaceous perennial from southern Asia that is most often grown as a bedding annual, its ripened seeds smell like musk.

The bushy plant with upright stems will be clothed in coarse-textured foliage that is hairy. Each deep green leaf has three to seven lobes. From early summer onwards, tennis ball-sized flowers occur at stem tips and attract butterflies....

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James H. Schutte

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

Flowering maple is an ever-blooming tender perennial or shrub that bears profuse small, showy, hibiscus-like flowers. The cultivar ‘Amsterdam’ is a vigorous selection with larger flowers of orange-red. Its maple-like leaves are evergreen to semi-evergreen, lightly fuzzy and green to gray-green.

It grows best in sites with part-sun and rich, well drained soil with even moisture. Use as a container plant or in mixed beds and borders.

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Jesse Saylor

(Bella Deep Coral Flowering Maple, Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple)

The Bella hybrids are unusually compact, mounding tender shrubs that are most commonly grown as bedding plants. Tropical in origin, they are evergreen and ever-blooming in frost-free zones and have large maple-like green leaves.

Rather than the traditional downward facing Abutilon flowers, those in the Bella Series face outward giving them a showier, more exotic look. The hibiscus-like flowers come in a wide range of colors including apricot, red, peach, rose, white and yellow.

These...

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James H. Schutte

(Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

One of the finest of the variegated flowering maples, 'Savitzii' has greyish blue-green leaves with broad, irregular ivory margins. Mature specimens grow to be bushy, erect evergreen shrubs. Throughout the growing season they produce lots of nodding apricot pink flowers.

Abutilon, commonly called flowering maple, embodies approximately 150 species and many more cultivated varieties. These may be annuals, perennials or shrubs and naturally exist in sub-tropical to tropical regions globally....

Image of Abutilon (BELLA SERIES) photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Chinese Lantern, Flowering Maple, Parlour Maple)

The Bella hybrids are unusually compact, mounding tender shrubs that are most commonly grown as bedding plants. Tropical in origin, they are evergreen and ever-blooming in frost-free zones and have large maple-like green leaves.

Rather than the traditional downward facing Abutilon flowers, those in the Bella Series face outward giving them a showier, more exotic look. The hibiscus-like flowers come in a wide range of colors including apricot, red, peach, rose, white and yellow.

These...

Image of Aechmea photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Aechmea , Bromeliad)

There are approximately 200 diverse species in the genus Aechmea. The great majority are epiphytic (tree-dwelling) but a few are terrestrial (ground-dwelling). All species are evergreen tender perennials distributed throughout the forests of the American tropics.

The leaves of these plants are alternating, stiff and usually form bold, upright rosettes. Leaf color varies widely. Aechmea flowers are three-petaled and borne from branched clusters of floral bracts. These vary...

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James Burghardt

(Aechmea, Big Harv Aechmea, Big Harv Bromeliad)

A large bromeliad for the tropical landscape, 'Big Harv' has light green and coppery foliage and produces a tall, branched, yellow and red flower spike in summertime. It is an evergreen, frost-tender perennial bromeliad that forms an upright rosette of leaves with a bold, coarse visual texture. It is usually grown in the soil but can be wedged among rocks. This hybrid was developed by Bullis Bromeliads of Princeton, Florida.

The long, rigid strappy leaves are a light green with coppery bronze...

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Carol Cloud Bailey

(Aechmea , Del Mar Aechmea, Del Mar Bromeliad)

Bromeliad ‘Del Mar’ is a tender tropical perennial grown primarily for its spectacular long-lasting blooms and compact habit. Resulting from a cross between Aechmea fendleri and A. dichlamydea var. trinitensis, it has a rosette of leathery, broadly lance-shaped, medium green leaves with small sharp spines on their edges. The arching leaves form a 30-cm (12-inch) tall, 60-cm (2-foot) wide clump, with a central tube-shaped "cup." A spike of showy flowers with purple...