To limit its tenacious, rhizomatous, invasive nature it's kept in containers.Japanese blood grass (Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra', Zones 5-9). Its sword-shaped leaves emerge green then deepen to a darker crimson in autumn. Read more: http://www.finegardening.com/irvin-paulines-garden-fall-focus-grasses#ixzz4NMPuA3OB Follow us: @finegardening on Twitter | FineGardeningMagazine on Facebook
Mandevilla is a tough tropical that offers stunning trumpet-shaped flowers in dazzling shades of pink, red, and white. Available as vines or mounding varieties, these versatile plants bloom and bloom and bloom. Want the best of the best? Look for Tropic Escape® varieties!
Oleanders bloom from summer to fall, with fragrant flowers in shades of apricot, copper, pink, lilac, red, purple, salmon, yellow, and white, depending on variety. The flowers are very fragrant. All parts of plant are poisonous to humans and animals if ingested - the plant's sap can cause skin irritation in some individuals. Maybe plant when the kids are older!!!