Tag: perennial

Scarlet ginger – easy to grow by all gardeners

Scarlet ginger

By Ralph E. Mitchell Many gardeners shy away from exotic -looking plants with a mistaken fear related to their personal lack of horticultural skill. One such plant in bloom now is the scarlet ginger also known as  Hedychium… Read More

Double the color

Canna leaves

By Ralph E. Mitchell I wrote an article awhile back about canna lilies.  These perennial plants are so well-adapted to our area and their floral display is orchid-like and abundant.  While the blooms are fantastic and come in… Read More

Plant cannas now, enjoy the flowers later

By Ralph E. Mitchell Would you be intrigued with a flowering perennial plant named ‘King Midas’ or ‘Porcelain Rose’?  How about ‘Red King Hubert’ or ‘Madame Butterfly’?  These are cultivars of cannas that are well adapted to our… Read More