annual plants (including tender perennials)

Collection by Ilana Grubin


helping me to study for my herbaceous plants class

Ilana Grubin
Ruellia brittoniana 'Purple Showers' (Mexican petunia, Common ruellia, Wild petunia) - Another plant from Sandy. back flower garden. Tropical Landscaping, Outdoor Landscaping, Tropical Garden, Gardening Zones, Fine Gardening, Tall Purple Flowers, Angie's Flowers, Shower Plant, Pinterest Garden

Mexican petunia - FineGardening

This three-foot-tall evergreen shrub bears many tubular, blue or purple, petunia-like flowers on dark stems over a long period.

Strobilanthes dyerianus Strobilanthes is commonly called Persian Shield, a name intended to describe the shape and exotic coloring of the stunning foliage Purple Plants, Purple Garden, Purple Perennials, Shade Garden, Fine Gardening, Container Gardening, Texas Gardening, Outdoor Plants, Garden Plants

Persian shield - FineGardening

A soft-stemmed shrub grown for its extraordinary foliage, Persian shield has thick, quilted purple leaves to 6 inches long splashed with iridescent pewter or silver.

Mexican petunia (Ruellia brittoniana) host plant for Buckeye caterpillars. Also provides nectar for butterflies. Blooming Flowers, Tropical Flowers, Zinnias, Petunias, Different Types Of Fences, Edging Plants, Mexican Flowers, Hardy Plants, Annual Plants


A Floridata plant profile of species Ruellia brittoniana, commonly called Mexican petunia

Cymes of the purpletop verbena are balanced upon long slender stems putting them within convenient reach of passing butterflies. Butterfly Plants, Butterflies, Annual Plants, Verbena, Tropical Garden, Drought Tolerant, South Florida, Stems, Purple Flowers

Verbena bonariensis

A Floridata plant profile of species Verbena bonariensis, commonly called purpletop verbena, purpletop vervain, South American verbena, tall verbena

Salvia farinaceae Verbena, Annual Plants, Salvia, Central Florida, Perennials, Seeds, Landscape, Flowers, Grasses


Photos and profile of the annual commonly called mealycup sage, blue sage, from the Floridata Plant Encyclopedia.

Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’ Annual Plants, Salvia, Perennials, Garden Ideas, Bible, Seasons, This Or That Questions, Purple, Black


Is it possible for any gardener to have just one favorite plant? For most of us, I imagine, it’s tough to get closer than a top 5 or top 10. But if you asked me that question at this time of year a…

Tithonia rotundifolia Annual Plants, Zinnias, Perennials, Herbs, Image, Archive, Garden, Summer, Party

Florez Nursery

Tithonia "Fiesta del Sol" planted with dark purple Salvia splendens This is the first time I have grown the dwarf form of this Mexican sunflower. I have it planted in a large shallow bowl combined with purple Salvia and some 'spillover' succulents around the edge.The succulents have been somewhat hidden by the Tithonia leaves. The pumpkin orange flowers stand above the coarsely hairy leaves on compact 25cm plants and are easy to snip off when spent, ensuring a continuous long flowering…