Common name: European Grapevine
Botanical name: Vitis vinifera
This vine grows 20'-30' long. Many species of this vine produce today's wines and grapes. There are thousands of species worldwide, but this plant originated in Europe. Vitis is a woody perennial that climbs its way around the supports. It does better with long, warm to hot summers, with mild winters. Frost will kill the young shoots. Vitis does not do well with humidity, as it promotes disease. Well-drained soil is important also.
Common name: Mexican Fan Palm
Botanical name: Washingtonia robusta
The Mexican Fan Palm is a very tall, rapidly growing palm with large, fan-shaped leaves. It has a tropical look, and can grow several feet a year. This species is excellent for larger gardens and lining streets and avenues.
Common name: Chiapas Sage
Botanical name: Salvia chiapensis
3-4 feet tall, wider relaxed width. Larger dimensions in the shade. A lovely, tender dark-green foliage plant with deep hot pink flowers, a favorite in frost-free locales.