Friday, July 2, 2010

Hardy Plants with Tropical Appeal

Even if you cannot afford an island vacation this summer you can bring a touch of the tropics to your backyard by planting plants with tropical flare, like this hardy red ginger, Hedychium coccineum. This lush perennial grows best in moist, rich soils in sun to part shade and produces bright orange, sweetly fragrant flowers in summer.

The tropical look is currently one of the hottest trends in landscaping, and relies on using plants with large, lush foliage and bright, colorful flowers. Fortunately there are plenty of perennials, shrubs and palms winter hardy to our area with tropical appeal.

Find out more! Read the whole article on the Pender Extension website:

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