Spring is in the air at Logee’s especially with this past week of warm weather. Flowering plants in the greenhouses are showing off their brilliant bloom like this Red Stictocardia macalusoi or this “Purple
Horn of Plenty” (Datura metel ‘Cornucopaea’). This Datura is in bloom in a 2 1/2 inch pot and is well known for its evening fragrance, often used in moon gardens.
The Thunbergias were also shouting loud and clear with their bold strokes of color. Thunbergia ‘Sunlady’ with its dark defining eye in the midst of bright sunshine yellow petals and its cousin Thunbergia ‘Grandiflora’ also known as the “Blue Skyflower of India.” Although, I think the color has more of a purple hue than blue. Both of these Thunbergias are great plants for the summer patio or outdoor
garden if you have a trellis, wall or fence for it to climb up and around.
Next, happy trays of the “Chenille Plant” (Acalypha hispida) were boasting their cattails of lipstick red bloom. These full sun plants can be grown in a hanging basket or trained as a standard.
When trained as a standard the catkins get very long and look like a chenille scarf. When put in direct sun the catkins will remain bright red.
And right around the
corner were pots filled with Plumbago auriculata ‘Imperial Blue’ . These are both full sun plants that are everbloomers. Of course, if given more sun the color