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5 types of plants that are trending this summer

Updated: Jun 24, 2022

The following are plants favored in the plant world but especially by our gang at Pinecone. Please read descriptions of each plant to see why they are sought after and why you just may like them too.

Vermillionaire Cuphea

Abundant yellow-orange flowers all season long; loves the heat and loved by hummingbirds. Continuous bloom or Rebloomer. Long blooming, Heat tolerant. Deadheading not necessary. Drought tolerant. Attracts hummingbirds.

Uses: containers, garden beds, border plant, mass planting


Prefers average soil and average soil moisture

Height: 18" - 28" tall

Plant 12" - 18" apart

Vermillionaire™, like all Cuphea, is a heat lover and will do best in warm gardens with bright light. Always keep this plant in full sun for best flowering.

Keep moist throughout the growing season, regular fertilizing will keep it full and constantly flowering. Once established Vermillionaire™ does not require a lot of water, but water regularly until it has grown a bit.

Great hummingbird attractor! They love this plant, one of their preferred plants in most gardens.

Japanese Maples

A Japanese Maple is a statement of beauty like no other in a garden. These trees give your outdoor space the Ahh Ahh moment we all desire when designing gardens for form, texture, color, and durability.

Japanese maple trees can provide a striking focal point and be the perfect plant to set off a large container, There are hundreds of Japanese maple varieties that come in various sizes with a large assortment of leaf shapes and colors that range from shades of green to orange, red, purple, and variegated. W

We have some stunning specimens in stock so you may come and drool, dream or choose your favorite for your special garden spot.


It is hard to imagine a sunny perennial border without Echinacea! So much color in the summertime and very easy to grow. We grow the include classics and some of the newest and most exciting advances in Coneflowers. Paint your garden with a palette of white, yellow, orange, and pink. Butterflies love the flowers, birds love the seeds, and we love the generous long-lasting bouquets.


Hearts, arrows, or lances are the shapes of the very colorful tropical bulb Caladium. They are available in shades of color combinations in red, pink, rose, white, chartreuse, and green. When planted amongst all the green plants in a garden, their foliage brightens up even the darkest area. For many years the varieties were only able to thrive in shady locations. However, there are quite a few types that have become available that will do well in part-sun situations.

Rare and Uncommon Houseplants

This one trend has all others beat for 2021 and 2022. Houseplants have taken off with such incredible urgency and speed, that there were many months when it was impossible to find any availability, even from a grower's standpoint. Now that things are a bit back to normal as far as availabilities, prices have dropped somewhat and production is able to keep up with demand. We at Pinecone are fortunate enough to do most of our own propagating and growing of our houseplants so we do have quite a selection. Come by and check out our Monstera Swiss Cheese!! As pictured, it is a showstopper!

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