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Friday, June 3, 2022 AnnualsContainer GardeningHibiscusMandevillaSummer

6 Colorful Flowers for Tropical Color Schemes

The fastest way to infuse color on porches and patios is with tropical flowers in juicy citrus colors. Here are 6 beautiful options.

Few plants offer the tropical punch than the big swirly blooms of tropical hibiscus. These sun-loving plants feature bold, flat flowers in a dazzling array of yellows – from pastels to bold sunny hues. Hibiscus also bloom in other colors: red, pink, and orange.

Allamanda is a flowering tropical shrub that pumps out continuous golden-yellow flowers all summer long. Oh, and it loves hot weather so it won’t fold as the temps heat up. Add it to containers or plant directly in the landscape

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The lipstick red trumpet-shape flowers of mandevilla add drama to outdoor settings. This tropical vine can grow up a trellis or cascade from an elevated container. It blooms in shades of deep red, as well as in pink and white. It blooms all summer long. Add it to containers with other summer annuals.

Wax Begonia
One of summer’s most dependable blooms, wax begonias grow 8 to 10 inches tall and bear red, pink, or white blooms. Wax begonias have adaptable light requirements, so they excel in partial sun and shade. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them, too.

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The rigid leafed bromeliad are ideal for containers. Try the Guzmania varieties which offer grassy leaves topped by a boldly colored spire. Bromeliads bloom in citrusy orange, sunny yellow, or vibrant red.

Jungle flame
This tropical shrub is an ideal choice for large containers. Also called, ixora, it not only blooms continuously all season, but the large flower heads offer a variety of color options, including orange, red, yellow, or pink flowers.

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