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Hemerocallis flowers can provide a wide variety of forms and color to your garden. The species, and older and newer cultivars produce flowers that may be triangular, circular, double, star-shaped, or spider-shaped.
  Desert Rose
A perennial succulent found in semi-arid regions of the Arabian Peninsula and E. to S.W. Africa. See also: Saving an Adenium (Desert Rose) from Rot
Carnations, Cloves, and Pinks have been grown over the centuries for their attractive and deliciously spicy-fragranced flowers, also prized for cutting.
  Dwarf Mussaenda
Dwarf Mussaenda is a unique flowering perennial that has yellow flowers with pendent obovate white sepals. Grow as a free-standing specimen or in a shrub border. Dwarf Mussaenda is an evergreen shrub of the Rubiaceae family.
  Eucharis Lily
With a flower reminiscent of a daffodil, Eucharis is a bulbous plant which produces three to six large white, fragrant flowers on a tall stem. Of the family Amaryllidaceae it is more commonly known as Amazon Lily.
  Floss Silk Tree
Considered one of the most beautiful trees in the world, the Silk Floss Tree is a deciduous tropical plant from Brazil and Argentina. Chorisia is a large tree which can grow to over 50 feet high with a spread as wide.
One of the perfume makers favorite flowers, Plumeria is a fairly easy to grow deciduous or semi-evergreen shrub or small tree. Of the family Apocynaceae it is more commonly known as Frangipani, Pagoda Tree or West Indian Jasmine.
A favorite of the perfume makers and florists, Gardenia is an attractive evergreen shrub or small tree. It requires some special care but rewards the gardener with its rich, seductive scent and beautifully formed flowers and glossy green foliage.
Zingiber or Ginger is a wonderful tropical plant of which there are 200 species. These plants come in an astounding number of varieties and hybrids. Of the family Zingiberaceae the edible plant which produces the Ginger spice is Zingiber officinale.
  Ghost Pepper (Bhut Jolokia)
According to National Geographic "A study by the New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute had previously revealed that the bhut jolokia, also know as the 'ghost chili,' has more than a million Scoville heat units (SHU)—the scientific measurement of a chili's spiciness. The average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHU's."
  Golden Rain Tree
The Golden Rain Tree or Koelreuteria blooms only once a year, but is very spectacular when it does. Of the family Sapindaceae it is cultivated for its beautiful fragrant flowers and papery, reddish-pink seed capsules.

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