Tender perennials with narrow, tubular, two-lipped blossoms. Where stems are not killed to the ground by frost, shear to about 6 in. high in late winter.Dicliptera resupinata
Native to washes and rocky slopes from southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico into Mexico. Open, sparse growth to 2 ft. high, 2–3 ft. wide. Elongated heart-shaped leaves are dark green, with an attractive purplish cast in cool weather. Slender, rosy purple, 3/4-in.-long flowers from late spring to fall. Sometimes reseeds but is not invasive. Little or no water.
Native to Uruguay. Woody-based perennial grows to 2 ft. high, 1 1/2 ft. wide, with grayish green, softly downy leaves. Summertime clusters of bright orange-red, 1 1/2-in.-long flowers attract hummingbirds. Moderate to regular water.
These annual and perennial plants are grown as herbal remedies and for culinary use.
All of these odd-looking plants have decorative stems, but those of P. macrocarpus are bare m...
Small genus of plants from sunny, moist areas in South America. Species include a spreading mound and ...