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 New Orleans Garden Favorites

Courtesy of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways and the Lafayette Square Conservancy


Sweet Olive / Osmanthus fragrans
Pink Jasmine / Jasminum polyanthum
Confederate Jasmine / Trachelospermum jasminoides
Butterfly Ginger / Hedychium coronarium
Night Blooming Jassamine / Cestrum nocturnum
Gardenia / Gardenia jasminoides
Mock Orange / Philadelphus coronarius
Grand Duke / Jasminum sambac


Firebush Bush / Hamelia patens
Firespike / Odontonema strictum
Coral Honeysuckle / Lonicera sempervirens
Firecracker Vine / Manettia cordifolia
Cigar Plant / Cuphea micropetala
Giant Turk's cap / Malvaviscus arboreus
Fountain Plant / Russelia equisetiformis
Shrimp Plant / Justicia brandegeana


Pentas / Pentas lanceolata
Porterweed / Stachytarpheta spp.
Lantana / Lantana camera
Flame Acanthus / Anisacanthus thurberi
Butterfly Weed / Asclepias curassavica
Butterfy Bush / Buddleia alternifolia
Passion Flower Vine / Passifloria spp.


Hummingbird Gardens by Newfield and Nielsen
Attracting Birds to Southern Gardens by Pope, Odenwald and Fryling
Butterfly Gardening for Louisianians by LSU AgCenter
Establishing a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by Mississippi State University Extension Service

Compiled by Keith Bleichner, Vice-President / Lafayette Square Conservancy and Retired Chief Landscape Architect / N.O. Department of Parks and Parkways