The Indigo Spires salvia, plumbago and mandovilla here are all survivors of Hurricane Ike in September. I just finished planting nine new Indigo Spires salvias in the front beds for a mass effect and will publish the photo when the begin to fill out. A GREAT addition to Zone 9 gardens. As long as the plumbago is cut back a third every now and then it will bloom all year for me. I have read that mandovillas are an annual for Zone 9 but mine never die back. They also bloom for me all year. They also have thrived in very hot afternoon sun.
I am an avid gardener who lives in Friendswood, Texas. I enjoy anything having to do with plants -- especially natives from my region in Texas, Zone 9 -- and love the art of garden design. I still have a lot to learn but am loving the process of getting there!