Once you learn more about the whole genus of Salvia, you can only fell in love with them! There are almost one thousand species in this group which offer such a variation of color, shape and foliage. Their color range is outstanding from blue to lilac, from white to dark red and creamy yellow to dark orange. All have nectar-rich flowers that attract pollinators and bring your garden to life.
Poinsettia needs no introduction. What would Christmas be without poinsettias? Offered in many different colors, from classic red to bronze/yellow, euphorbia pulcherrima (that’s its official name) is a must for December decorations. Many people call it “The Christmas Plant” or just “the Red plant” for it’s unique massive red bractia that we are used in coloring our houses in December.
Mandevilla is an evergreen climbing plant coming from South America. It looks a lot like Dipladenia and many people confuse those two species. The breeders make this worse by creating hybrids between those species but the result is simply amazing!
Native to Central and South America, Lantana is a bushy perennial shrub that has rough and jagged bright green leaves, which, if broken, exude an unforgetable fragrance. They will not stop flowering during summer and won’t require a lot of attention to make a garden looks fabulous, even when nothing else can stand the warm and dry summer normally found in Mediterranean.
There are not a lot new things for us to say about Hydrangea that you don’t already know. Known throughout the world for its extraordinary flowering Hydrangea (or hortensia) has large and serrated dark green leaves and produces a large balloon composed of many small flowers of various colours, from white to pink to liliac up to blue.