Thursday, September 9, 2010

Three for Thursday: New Additions

This is a picture of my new plants Cat Whiskers (Orthosiphon stamineus). I bought these over the Labor Day weekend and they are doing great. They are shade loving plants, so I've got them planted under my live oak. Cat Whiskers are available in white or lavender, although white is the more popular color. My favorite is the white variety because they closely resemble real cat whiskers.

I can't say enough good things about Salvia Indigo Spires! Even though it has been in the high 90's Indigo Spires is in constant bloom. The heat doesn't seem to bother it. I'm not sure what kind of moth or butterfly this is, but I was able to snap the picture when he was looking right at me!

This is another plant is bought during Labor Day. Its called Agastache 'Heatwave'. I got this at Lowe's for $5 for a one gallon pot, which is a good price. Had it been at a private nursery, the price would be doubled. So far this Agastache is living up to its name. It has taken the heat very well. Since planting, it has only been watered once.


  1. I love Cat Whisker's, but I can never find it for sale. Great choice for Three for Thursday.
    Thanks for joining in. :-) David/ Tropical Texana

  2. Salvia is one of my favorites, too, and there are so many varieties. I've never seen Cat's Whiskers before, but what a striking plant!