Schefflera minutistellata is putting on a second flush of growth this season and also wants to bloom at this time of year. Crazy plant! They were serious when they said this thing reaches twenty feet or more. It's already outgrown a few pots in it's two growing seasons in my garden. Maybe it's time to set it free in the open garden.
Rhododendron sinogrande has gorgeous huge foliage. I've seen one in bloom, yawn.
Canna 'Stuttgart' likes a bit of shade and bears a resemblance to
Musa Ae Ae, an unusual variegated banana that used to be reserved for Hawaiian royalty. See more information about this plant and some pictures of the cool variegated bananas it creates here.
Third time's a charm with Fatsia polycarpa 'Needham's Lace' as it's not dead and actually seems happy in poor soil. So much for trying to pamper this plant.
Farfugium japonicum 'Giganteum' found at Portland Nursery on a recent quick visit with Loree. Someone didn't put it in the trunk but instead left on his back seat in the sun. Poor thing got a little sun burn. Sorry about that Farfugie!
My new favorite Phormium, P. 'Jubilee'
Cotinus 'Grace' with a golden variegated bamboo.
the Danger Gardenette continues to grow in size and number of plants and pairs of sunglasses.
Tradescantia or Setcreasea pallida, the regular one.
Setcreasea orTradescantia pallida 'Kartuz Giant'
Begonia 'Autumn Ember' is one of the few that I haven't killed. In fact, they've grown larger and more beautiful.
Variegated Hibiscus. It has a name but I've forgotten and am too lazy to go look.
Another begonia that seems quite happy in the greenhouse.
Bromeliad, a Neoregelia I'm guessing.
Cryptanthus are so sweet and fit in just about anywhere. Can you have too many of these little gems?
Strange foliage growing in the tillandsia usneoides.
This stuff is to die for!
What foliage is catching your eye this month?