Suggestions for Tropical Container Plants
Hey, everyone, I always plant a few containers every year with flowering tropicals that will (hopefully) attract butterflies. Some of I have used in previous years include:
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis coccinea (Dwarf Red Porterweed)
Justicia brandegeeana (Red Shrimp Plant)
Malvaviscus arboreus var drummondii (Turk's Cap)
Plants I'm considering:
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis (Blue Porterweed)
Cuphea micropetela (Giant Cigar Plant)
Ruttya fruticosa (Jammy Mouth)
Callistemon viminalis 'Little John'
Tecoma guarume 'Miami Sunset'
Tecoma stans elata (bright orange)
Orthosiphon labiatus - Cat's Whiskers (lavender/pink)
Stachytarpheta franzii - Purple Porterweed
Pavonia lasiopetela - Texas Rockrose
Jatropha integerrima - Spicy Jatropha
If anybody has grown these tropicals in your garden and found that butterflies are attracted to them, I would appreciate your comments. I'm only going to pick about 4 of them. I "wish" I could afford to try them all!