Few garden sights are more impressive that a trellis or other support covered in a blooming bougainvillea plant (Bougainvillea spp.). Named for an 18th century French admiral, the bougainvillea is a woody, thorn-covered vine with flowers in pink, magenta, yellow, purple-red or white.
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia) Montbretia 'Lucifer', Coppertips 'Lucifer', Falling Stars 'Lucifer' Probably the most widely grown cultivar of Crocosmia, award-winning 'Lucifer' produces decorative clumps of erect pleated leaves and brilliant wands of fiery scarlet red tubular flowers which bloom for 5-8 weeks from mid to late summer.
With its thick green leaves and the beautiful red spathaceous bracts, she emphasizes the features in your home or at the office. How to care for anthurium – the name of the originally tropical plant – is explained in our special care instruction for the flamingo flower. Generally, the flamingo flower is plainly called anthurium.
Tropical flowers never fail to astound and amaze with their forms and colors. Lobster claw plant (Heliconia rostrata) is no exception, with large, brightly hued bracts that cluster up a stem. Heliconia lobster claw is also called parrot flower and has inconsequential tiny flowers covered by the showy bracts.
Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Common Names: Chinese Hibiscus, Shoeblackplant, Tropical Hibiscus, Red Hibiscus. Plant Characteristics. Duration: Perennial, Evergreen. Growth Habit: Tree, Shrub, Subshrub. Hawaii Native Status: Cultivated, but it can appear to be growing wild. This ornamental garden plant is native to tropical Asia.
For a unique tropical effect, interplant Lantana camara plants with ‘Chartreuse’ sweet potato vine; the hot colors of the blooms blend well with bright lime green foliage of the vine. It is a favorite species of butterflies and used in butterfly gardens.