Welcome to the independent website of the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans! This site is intended to provide our members and the general public with up-to-date information on our organization including educational and gardening activities, volunteer opportunities in and around town, and the latest news of MGGNO.   General information about the Louisiana Master Gardener program, horticultural publications and more can be found at lsuagcenter.com and in this brief article by Miles Brashier, Louisiana Master Gardener Coordinator4.

Our Mission

To increase the public’s love for and knowledge of gardening and responsible stewardship of the environment.

Serving Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, the Master Gardeners of Greater New Orleans strives to aid  the LSU AgCenter to meet the educational needs of home gardeners in our community while providing enjoyable, worthwhile service experience for our members.

Gardening Tips

Ruellia Ragin Cajun

Ruellia elegans, Ruellia Ragin Cajun, Red Ruellia

Ruellia elegans, ‘Ragin Cajun’ is a member of the Acanthaceae family. It grows 12-16 inches high by 12-18 inches wide in zones 8, 9, and 10.

‘Ragin Cajun’ Red Ruellia produces red, trumpet shaped flowers held above the medium green foliage from late spring to fall. Blooms practically year round in frost free climates. This compact growing selection of Red Ruellia ‘Ragin Cajun’ makes a great filler in mixed containers, alone as a specimen or as a perennial in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. This plant is rarely bothered by deer or any other pests and disease. This clump forming, die-back perennial readily reseeds on exposed soils creating a groundcover in time. Read more


Saturday, January 23, 2016
New Orleans Museum of Art Auditorium, City Park


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