White Pentas in the Yellow Rose Bed. Roses are mostly resting here
right now, as are yellow Daylilies. I always aim for succession of bloom.
Shastas and Pentas would make a nice bouquet.
These Shasta Daisies are from a packet of seeds I sowed nearly 20 years ago when their botanical name was Leucanthemum × superbum . I saved the most promising and divided them into many plants. These were the most nearly like the cultivar 'Becky' that was so popular.
Pink Pentas are in the bed with Red Pentas and Friends. Either I mislabeled them or they returned from last year, possibly both. I wouldn't pull one out; more nectar for butterflies.
In this bed:
Chlorophytum comosum, Spider Plant -- bet you thought it was just for hanging baskets!
Setcrease purpurea, Purple Heart -- could also be in a basket.
Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Pride of Barbados -- second year plant, not yet blooming.
Pride of Barbados is blooming in the Fiesta Bed, show you later.
Gomphrena globosa, Globe amaranth, just coming into bloom
More blooms as first Agapanthus to bloom sheds its florets.
Red pentas in the shade of Redbud tree.
Pentas have few pests except when night-flying moths decide they are great host plants for their larvae.
Most of the Pink Pentas are in the Upper Garden, and even some small lavender Pentas with some Persian Shield. We'll look at those in another post.
Let's go to Tootsie's and see what's growing on all across the North American continent and selected places around the world.