Thursday, October 14, 2010

Three for Thursday: Favorite Plants

Bat Face Cuphea is one of my favorite plants! It blooms non stop all summer and into the fall. I suspect it will keep blooming until frost. Thats fine with me because it is a perennial and will come back next spring and continue to produce flowers. Bat Face Cuphea loves full sun and doesn't need much water---a perfect plant for south Louisiana.

This is Coral Nymph Salvia. The picture doesn't do this plant justice. The flowers look much better in person. It has been blooming continuously since I planted it and the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds love it! I'm hoping that it will reseed by next spring so I can transplant little Coral Nymph Salvias all over the garden.

Last, but not least, is another Salvia...Indigo Spires Salvia. This plant is more like a small shrub--mine is around 4 feet across and 3-4 feet tall. Indigo Spires is another plant that blooms non stop, loves full sun and is a perennial. Every gardener should have Indigo Spires Salvia in their collection. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds flock to this plant. The plants in the background are yellow cosmos and purple wandering jew in the far left corner.


  1. Hi Mary,
    I vote YES on all three as my favorites as well. I've grown all at some point in time.
    It's funny, I tried to photograph a salvia for GBBD and it was blurry each time. I don't know why! Isn't that funny.
    David/ Tropical Texana/

  2. Hi David,
    I usually use the macro setting on my camera to take flower pictures. I also have to be sure that the wind isn't blowing when I'm taking the picture, otherwise it comes out blurry.