Trumpet Vine

trumpet-vine

40′
Red flowers in spring
Showy Fruit

 

Night Blooming Jessamine

Night_Blooming_Jasmine

Fragrant Flowers
Damaged by Cold

Algerian Ivy

Algerian Ivy

Wax Leaf Begonia

Wax Leaf Begonia

Viola

viola-plant

8″
Not Damaged by New Orleans Winters
Last Until the Heat of May
A Good Choice for Shade

Nicotiana

Nicotiana

Impatiens

Impatiens

Easily Frozen
Performs Well in Shade

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

Garden Violet

garden violet

Dwarf Pentas

Pentas

Cyclamen

cyclamen

Coleus

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2′
Colorful Foliage

Caladium

Caladium

18′
Summer Color
Returns Most Years in Consistently

Ageratum

Ageratum

Wild Honeysuckle

wild-honeysuckle

Sago Palm

Sago

6′ Spread
Grows Larger Than Expected
Fronds Associated With Palm Sunday

Rice Paper Plant

Oregon Grape Holly

Mountain Hydrangea

mountain-hydrangea

Indica Azalea

Azalea_Formosa

6′
Flowers for a Few Weeks in Early Spring
Hedging or Regular Hard Pruning Stresses Plant

Huckleberry

huckleberry

Dwarf Pittosporum

Dwarf Pittosporum

Common Hydrangea

Common Hydrangea

Christmas berry

Christmas Berry

2′
Bright Red Fruit
Well Suited for Shade

Abelia

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Wood Fern

Wood Fern

Split Leaf Philodendron

Split Leaf Philodendron

Spiderwort

Spiderwort

Shell Ginger

Shell Ginger

12′
A Large and Spreading Plant
Dwarf is a More Particular Choice
Variegated is a Medium Variety

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Maidenhair Fern

Maidenhair Fern

18″
Unusual Foliage
Fine Texture

Leatherleaf Fern

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Benefits From a Consistent Layer of Mulch

Kafir Lily

kaffirlily

Jerusalem Cherry

Jerusalem Cherry

Japanese Painted Fern

Japanese Painted Fern

1 1/2′
Unusual Color and Texture
Unreliable Performance

Japanese Ardesia

Japanese Ardisia

Dark Winter Berries
Difficult to Attain Even Coverage

Hosta

Hosta

Holly Leaf Fern

Holly Leaf Fern

2′
A More Course Texture Fern
Blue/Green Color
May be Sheered in Late Winter to Rejuvenate Plant

Elephant Ear

Elephant Ear

4′
Unusual Large Leaves
Damaged by Cold
Purple Variety

Ebony Spleenwort

Ebony Spleenwort

Dwarf Shell Ginger

Dwarf Shell ginger

Dwarf Split Leaf Philodendron

Dwarf Split Leaf Philodendron

2′
Damage by Cold

Day lily

Daylily

2-3′

Cyperus

Cyperus

Crinum (Lily)

Crinum

3′
Long Strappy Leaves
FLower Clusters on Tall Stem in Early Summer
Flowers Best When Root-Bound

Clerodendrum

Clerodendrum

Butterfly Ginger

Butterfly Ginger

Attractive, Fragrant Flowers
Which Cannot be Supported by the Stem

Autumn Fern

Autumn Fern

2′
Fall Colors in Foliage
Finer Texture

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