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Tropical Hibiscus

Looking for something showy for your customers’ patios and garden beds? Look no further than our stunning line of tropical Hibiscus. Dark glossy leaves provide the perfect background for displaying wide trumpet-shaped pinks, reds, yellows and peach petals, even some with double sets in the blooms. Hibiscus prefer to be kept moist but not soaking wet, so they need well-drained soil. They thrive in full sun, but because of their cold sensitivity, should be grown in moveable containers or planted in a protected area anywhere temperatures can dip into the thirties or below. The stamen, stigma and anthers of the Hibiscus blooms are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Sold here at the Nursery in 3 gallon containers

Sun Parasol® Mandevillas

Mandevillas are a vigorous climbing vine with deep green, glossy foliage. Boasting a long blooming period, the three Sun Parasol® varieties on our current availability sport large, tubular pink, crimson and red & white flowers that are in constant bloom from spring to frost. Perfect for patio containers, hanging baskets and landscapes where they can climb or trail. Tolerates heat and humidity making this another perfect fit for thriving in Texas. Considered evergreen in low to no frost areas and an annual where temperatures can dip lower. Sold here at the Nursery in 2 gallon TC pots.

Clerodendron Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart is a spreading vine-like plant with evergreen foliage. It can climb on a support, spill freely from a hanging basket or be left to trail along on its own. It can also be pruned up to display as a thick shrub. The highlight of the plant is its showy bicolored white and red flower. The white part of the flowers can last for months, but the bright red “blood drop” fades quicker. Needs bright sun for the most vibrant blooms, but performs best with protection from intensely hot afternoon sun. This plant blooms on new growth, so it is best to cut the plant back after current blooms have faded. Although it is root hardy to Zone 9, it really is a tropical plant and does need protection from freezing temperatures.

Bananas

Here at Creekside Nursery, we currently offer three varieties of tropical bananas. All are grown in a 3 gallon container and can thrive in Zones 8-11. The Rojo Sumatrana displays beautiful 'bloodstained' top leaves while the undersides are a deep burgundy brown. The Abbysinnian has bright green leaves with the underside spine of dark red. The Dwarf Cavendish is a large leaved plant with lush foliage that has maroon markings when young, maturing to green. This variety produces edible fruit in clusters of small yellow bananas.

Variegated Ginger

Variegated Ginger, also known as "Shell Ginger" brings a pop of tropical interest to any shade garden. Displaying green and yellow striped leaves and a wide-spreading habit, these are moderately salt-tolerant plants that do best in filtered sun to part shade. The name Shell Ginger comes from the fragrant flowers that appear (infrequently) in warm weather, looking like strands of tiny white seashells. Performs best in Zones 8-10 with watering as needed to keep the soil moist. Has a mature growth habit of 4-6’ tall and 6-8’ wide. Works well beside pools and water features. Also makes a great container plant where growth can be more contained.