Mexican Petunia – Ruellia brittoniana

On the Mexican petunia, lavender-blue flowers present themselves in mid-spring and continuously emerge until the cold weather arrives. Like its namesake, Mexican petunia blossoms are quite similar to the annual, petunia, but the two are unrelated. Though the foliage appears lustrous and delicate, this shrubby plant can thrive in a variety of conditions, including dry…

Mock Orange – Pittosporum tobira

Mock Orange is named for its springtime clusters of small white flowers that have a scent reminiscent of orange blossoms. Though their fragrance is delightful, Mock Orange is valued more for its greenery than it is for its flower power. This evergreen shrub is densely packed with glossy, dark green foliage that forms a uniform…