Tithonia and Bengal Tiger Cannas in the Front garden.
Gardeners ask about Tithonia and water. When water is scarce, leaves near the bottom tend to shrivel and die. I just snap them off. The tops make up for it.
Gulf Fritillary on Tithonia
Crocosmia is a thug, a pretty thug.
Pride of Barbados does in the Upper Garden Fiesta Bed what Tithonia does in the front, attracts butterflies.
Another Gulf Fritillary on Caesalpinia pulcherrima.
Pride of Barbados is in the Legume family and makes
huge seed pods. Plants are easily grown, dying to the
roots in our zone 8b garden when frost comes.
First bloom on a second year seedling.
Orange Marigolds in the front are tempered by white Pentas.
Opposite view from Pentas side. Pentas attract butterflies as
well. They and I enjoy bright rose and pink and red Pentas,
It looks cool under a Live Oak in the Upper Garden where the only blooms
right now are Hymenocallis growing with Gingers.
White Lantana. Between here and town, almost every house
has Lantana but mostly yellow. It loves hot dry weather.
like this Geranium.
White Echinacea attracts pollinators.
White Lantana in front of the Mule Barn.
Enjoying heat and humidity.
Crocosmia, Marigolds, Canna Bengal Tiger, Tithonia rotundifolia, Stachytarpheta jamaicensis and Caesalpinia pulcherrima are primary orange shades flowering here in July.
Do Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what summer colors and blossoms other gardeners are experiencing.