With its glossy green leaves and pretty white flowers, the Little Gem Magnolia is a popular screening option that grows well in most parts of Australia. Always popular fast-growing spreading groundcover and landscape plant, much loved for its bold dark burgundy foliage like a fine wine. Continue to 8 of 24 below. Spineless yuccas are one of the few yucca plants suitable as a houseplant. Many people use the classic box plant, Buxus, for a formal garden look. During late spring and early summer small, bell-shaped, purple flowers are produced in clusters. Plants with purple flowers – lungwort The lungwort, Pulmonaria spp., is named after its mottled leaves, which are supposed to resemble lungs. Globe artichoke, Cynara cardunculus ‘Scolymus Group’ is a dramatic perennial plant grown for its edible immature flowerheads, which are produced from July onwards. Add to Cart. In southern regions, it flowers all year round. Tolerant of low light levels, the plant will grow in partial or full sun in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9 to 11. Yucca flaccida can be identified by its sword-like leaves that tend to droop. This small evergreen plant has sculptural foliage in shades of red, purple, orange and bright green. It makes a good specimen shrub and can be trimmed into a hedge. The banana yucca grows in zones 4a – 9a. Here are some common types of yucca plants to enhance your garden landscape. Its common name comes from the lack of sharp spines on the leaves. Variegated foliage is useful in the garden in various ways. In addition to varieties with mint-green flowers, other cultivars may display white, pink, or purple flowers, and cross-pollination often leads to unexpected flower colors. Dianthus carthusianorum. This plant has definite eye appeal with delicate leaves in tones of purple and red. Some yucca plants can look like trees because their leaves grow on thick cane stems. As with most species of flowering yuccas, a flowering stalk up to 5 ft. (1.5 m) emerges from the plant, producing clusters of white, bell-shaped drooping flowers. Sweet potato plants grow from tubers and are native to Mexico. It roots easily from cuttings. It is absolutely an unique indoor plant due to its short stem that bears a rosette of fleshy, lance-shaped glossy green leaves with purple undersides. The rigid, sharp leaves grow in a rosette pattern and can grow to between 2 and 4 ft. (0.6 – 1.2 m) tall. Verbena bonariensis is a popular garden perennial, grown for its plate-like purple flowers, which are attractive to a wide range of pollinators. Sunlight Needs. This unique ground cover will look great when mass planted in a moist shaded spot in the garden. Subscribe to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and receive your first 3 issues for only £5. I saw this nearby. Yucca Elephantipes can be grown indoors as a houseplant as its leaves are not sharp, One of the tallest yucca trees is the spineless yucca. The spiky yellowish shrub thrives in USDA zones 7 – 11 and is cold hardy down to 0°F (-17°C). Buddleias are deciduous shrubs bearing masses of flowering panicles, which are popular with pollinators. Over 200 of the best hedges for your garden - native, exotic, evergreen, flowering, tall, short, for sun and shade, frost and drought tolerant. Variegated Salvia . Russell Blue Lupine Stromanthe Triostar. 90+ varieties of purple, lilac, mauve flowering plants - native and exotic, ground covers, hedges and climbers, in fast-growing tubestock. Funnel-shaped flowers are borne in shades of blue, violet, pink, purple, red and white. Sometimes called pin cushions, these plants produce lacy blue or white flowers on small stems. A beautiful groundcover with purple and olive green striped foliage is Tradescantia, sometimes called wandering Jew. Cryptanthus gets its common names of Earth Star and Starfish Plant from the form/shape of the plant -- the slim elongated leaves with pointed tips forming a rosette that resembles a star. When the soapweed yucca plant blooms, it produces pale green-white flowers on the end of a flowering stem that is 3 ft. (1 m) tall. Snow White Waffle Plant As the yucca plant matures, its thick gray stem begins to resemble an elephant’s foot—hence the botanical name ‘elephantipes.’. Continue to 4 of 24 below. White flowers cover the shrub in spring. Only growing to 3 ft. (1 m) tall, the Yucca baccata has long thin spiked leaves that are between 1 and 3 ft. (0.3 – 1 m) long. Russian sage, Perovskia atriplicifolia, is a handsome sub-shrub that reaches its peak performance towards the end of summer and into early autumn, when it produces masses of lavender-coloured flowers held on branching, aromatic stems. Beaked Yucca Plant (Yucca rostrata) Cordyline Australis. It has gorgeous silvery blue-green leaves and pretty bell-shaped purple flowers, which are a magnet for bees. Ask Us. The stiff blades grow up to 3 ft. (1 m) long. Yuccas can be identified by their distinctive sword-like spiky leaves and their white or whitish flowers growing on stems. These leaves grow in a spiral rosette shape, making the yucca tree look like a tropical palm tree. Verbascum thapsus. It forms a generous, dense mat of small ivy-like leaves which become hidden beneath the mass of small purple bells in summer. Other yucca varieties look like shrubs. The Yucca brevifolia ‘Blue’ is the Blue Joshua tree—a rare type of yucca tree with blue leaves. The Yucca rigida isn’t as cold-hardy as the beaked yucca, and it has stiffer leaves. The red yucca plant can be identified by its grass like leaves and pinkish flowers that grow on tall narrow spikes. Persian shield is a large, evergreen perennial known for its vibrant foliage. The color combination is an excellent backdrop to showcase more colorful flowers, and it provides color during periods when other plants are not blooming. My Account; My Wish List ; Sign In ; My Cart. As an indoor plant, spineless yuccas only grow to about 5 ft. (1.5 m) high. Credit: Ton Rulkens . There are lots of types of catmint available, from smaller bushy types suitable for growing in pots, to taller varieties, perfect for growing in the middle of a border. Looking at pictures of this yucca cultivar, you will see the curly filaments growing among the foliage. This iris not only bears the beautiful flowers one expects from an iris but lovely leaves, too. Mature plants bear small inconspicuous three petaled white flowers at the center of the rosette, usually in early spring. Goldfinches eat the seed in winter. Green wandering Jew is available in a handful of colors, notably "Variegata," which boasts green-and-white striped leaves. 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