Costa Farms


Passionate about plants? So are we! Costa Farms is a wholesale grower that discovers, develops, and grows plants for your home and life -- indoors and out. We’re your online gardening resource for plant info and inspiration. Our articles, blogs, tips, and photos help you use plants to beautify your living spaces and enhance your life.

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Shades of Summer®

Pick the Shades of Summer® collection if you're looking for bold, bright color through the hottest summer weather!

Our tropical Shades of Summer® plants love it when the mercury soars. They're ideal for decorating decks, patios, and other outdoor spaces -- or plant these stunners in garden beds and borders as exotic annuals.

We've selected varieties such as tropical hibiscus, mandevilla, allamanda, and curcuma so you have choices for sun and shade. You can count on the Shades of Summer® collection no matter what space you want to decorate with plants.

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Hibiscus, Tropical

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Few plants offer the tropical touch of tropical hibiscus. These sun-loving plants feature bold, plate-shaped flowers in a dazzling array of colors. You’ll most commonly find these flowering plants blooming in shades of red, pink, yellow, and...

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Mandevilla spp.

Bold and showy, mandevilla definitely makes a dramatic statement in landscapes and container gardens. This tropical vine bears a nonstop supply of large, trumpet-shaped blooms in shades of red, pink, and white.  It's also lovely in landscape...

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Allamanda spp.

Allamanda is an easy-to-grow flowering shrub from the tropics that offers a steady display of golden-yellow flowers all spring and summer long. It's prized for its excellent heat tolerance and long-season bloom -- as well as the fact that allamanda...

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Begonia spp.

A large family of easy-care annual flowers, begonias come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Probably the most popular member of the family is commonly called wax begonia. These little charmers grow 8 to 10 inches tall and bear pink,...

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Caladiums are a lot like snowflakes -- no two are alike! Each plant develops spectacular foliage with colorful patterns that vary from leaf to leaf. These tropical shade dwellers are a stunning choice for the darker corners of your landscape....

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Curcuma alismatifolia

Curcuma is a stately and elegant summer-blooming flower that's a lot easier to grow than it looks! This heat-loving, long-blooming tropical plant produces gorgeous spires of pink, purple, or white flowers all summer long. Curcuma makes an...

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Heliconia spp.

Heliconias are perfect for creating a bold, tropical effect in your yard. These easy-to-grow perennials show off some of the most exotic flowers available and are often used as fancy, high-end cut flowers. There's a wide range of heliconia...

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Pineapple Lily


Pineapple lily gets its name from its spectacular pineapple-like flowers that appear throughout the summer. This tender bulb, grows as easily in pots and planters as it does planted directly in the flower border. The showy plants develop long...

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Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena globosa

Globe amaranth is a charming, easy-to-grow annual flower that's ideal for mixing in garden beds and borders or adding to container gardens. It's a mounding plant that produces a plethora of small, globe-shaped blooms in saturated shades of purple,...

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Celosia spp.

Celosia is an annual flower for sun that's been around for generations -- and it's still popular. One of the reasons this plant is loved is that it's so easy to grow. You can enjoy success with celosia in just about any sunny spot -- including...

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