Pinecone Ginger, Zingiber zerumbet, has been blooming in interesting pinecone shapes. The cones have really been turning red this month but there are still some green ones just coming up. They not only look pretty but they smell good too.
This September bloomer is Justicia brandegeana 'Fruit Cocktail'. Curiously, the red shrimp plant in the same location hasn't begun to bloom.
Blooming off and on all summer, the Tecoma stans 'Orange Jubilee' is really pushing out the flowers this month. This sprawling vinelike bush is supposed to be hardy through our central Florida winters. An added bonus is watching the hummingbirds enjoy its nectar.
My favorite of the favorites for this month is the white butterfly ginger, Hedychium coronarium. The white flowers bob and weave on the breezes looking just like butterflies. Their brightness lights up the dark corner and provides a delicious scent that travels throughout the garden.
Don't forget to stop by Simply Susan and share your September favorites from your garden.