Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

July, 2010
Regional Report

Web Finds

EarthKind Roses
EarthKind Roses, a Texas AgriLife Extension website, provides a list of proven cultivars that are naturally resistant or tolerant of most common rose diseases. Also included are some tips for growing these roses successfully.

Favorite or New Plant

Red Bird of Paradise
When it comes to hot weather performance and beauty, few plants can match Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), also known as Pride of Barbados. It waits until the weather heats up to take off growing, but then makes up for the late start with numerous bright red-orange bloom clusters at the end of each shoot that steal the show all summer long. Perennial to zone 8 if mulched in the winter, it is used as an annual further north. In the landscape it provides a tropical flair that is especially nice near a pool or outdoor patio.


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