First I have really been wanting a Firespike - Odontonema cuspidatum.
Long-lasting southern blooms.
Blooms early summer to fall. Scarlet-red terminal spikes atop shiny, dark green foliage. Makes an excellent specimen plant. Hummingbirds and butterflies love it.
Grows to 6'
Prefers well-drained soil.
Plant sun or shade. The newspaper just had an article about the Firespike, it will grow beautifully in the shade with minimum flowers. Needs sun to fully bloom.
Milkweed - Silky Gold - Asclepias. Brilliant non-stop blooms all summer till frost. Erect bushy plants.
It has a few buds on it.
Demands good drainage.
Sun to part shade.
Butterflies are supposed to like it as well.
I also purchased 16 more pansies and over 70 bulbs, Narcissus- you know, Daffodils. Some are February Bloomers some are early spring. I hope to have a month or two of show from them. I also purchased some Leucojum and Ipheion which all of these are supposed to naturalize, if so, money well spent. So, I need to get busy!
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