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Calvin J.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Petunia

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Petunia

An all-time favorite that enlivens the garden with a profusion of blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. This consistent, early-blooming variety is uniform and compact. Splendid in hanging baskets and containers. Plant with verbena, marigold, zinnia, geranium or other annuals. Prune stems to promote bushiness.

Zonal Geranium

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Zonal Geranium

Large clusters of colorful blooms spring through fall on upright-growing foliage with distinctive leaf design. Pinto™ tolerates both cold and hot conditions, offering toughness and versatility for containers and landscapes. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Keep soil moist and feed monthly with low-nitrogen fertilizer for nonstop blooming.

Ivy

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Ivy

This self-branching variety add rich, bushy texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls. Add to outdoor combination planters or use for indoor greenery. Prefers humus-rich, moist well-drained soil.

African Daisy

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African Daisy

A profusion of bright flowers carpets the garden. Excellent for ground cover, rock gardens, containers or for erosion control on slopes. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain shape and extend the lifespan of the plant. Drought tolerant.

Pansy

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Pansy

A very popular cool-weather plant with colorful flowers. Compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

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Jim C.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
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Petunia

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Petunia

An all-time favorite that enlivens the garden with a profusion of blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. This variety flowers earlier and exhibits more intense color. Splendid in hanging baskets and containers. Super planted with verbena, marigold, zinnia, geranium or other annuals. Prune stems to promote bushiness.

Sweet Potato Vine

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Sweet Potato Vine

Stunning foliage highlights the garden and complements plants with burgundy or silver foliage or vibrant flowers. Lovely trailing across the ground or cascading from planters or window boxes. Produces edible orange tubers (potatoes).

Licorice Plant

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Licorice Plant

Attractive rounded leaves are borne on this trailing plant. Foliage contrasts with and highlights other plants, making this a superb addition to containers, hanging baskets and gardens. Combines well with geranium, verbena and dwarf delphinium. Prefers well-drained soil.

Grandiflora Petunia

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Grandiflora Petunia

Petunia

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Petunia

An all-time favorite that enlivens the garden with a profusion of blooms that are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds. This floriferous variety has tightly branched growth. Splendid in hanging baskets and containers. Plant with verbena, marigold, zinnia, geranium or other annuals. Prune stems to promote bushiness.

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Connie V.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
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Sweet Potato Vine

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Sweet Potato Vine

Stunning foliage highlights the garden and complements plants with burgundy or silver foliage or vibrant flowers. Lovely trailing across the ground or cascading from planters or window boxes. Produces edible orange tubers (potatoes).

Swedish Ivy

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Swedish Ivy

Exceptional foliage accent with variegated or bronze leaves. Lovely trailing vine for hanging baskets or mixed planters indoors or out. Thrives in average home temperatures and outdoors in partial shade. White or pink flowers.

Nemesia

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Nemesia

Profuse, fragrant flowers are a wonderful filler for flower gardens or bouquets. Lovely in planters, window boxes and hanging baskets. Remove faded flowers and keep containers well-watered to promote prolific, continuous flowering.

Pansy

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Pansy

A very popular cool-weather plant with colorful flowers. Compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

African Daisy

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African Daisy

Dwarf Snapdragon

Dwarf Snapdragon

Miniature snapdragons are exceptionally long-blooming and attract butterflies. Cushion form and free-flowering habit make this plant ideal for garden's edge, rock gardens, and decorative containers. Requires well-drained winter soil.

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Brittany B's collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Grandiflora Petunia

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Grandiflora Petunia

African Daisy

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African Daisy

Profuse, bright flowers carpet the garden. Excellent for ground cover, rock gardens, containers or erosion control on slopes. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain shape and extend the lifespan of the plant. Drought tolerant. Prefers a sheltered site with light, well-drained soil.

Licorice Plant

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Licorice Plant

Slender silvery foliage adds an elegant touch to mixed plantings and containers. Lovely with cool colors or as a contrast to vibrant flowers. Clusters of yellow flowers in long-summer regions; rarely blooms elsewhere. Combines well with geranium, verbena and dwarf delphinium. Prefers well-drained soil.

Vinca Vine

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Vinca Vine

Long, trailing shoots of glossy leaves arch elegantly from window boxes, decorative containers or raised planters. Where hardy, makes a fabulous ground cover. In cooler climates mix with other annuals such as zinnia, geranium or spikes in a combination planter.

Strawflower

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Strawflower

Beautiful, vibrant flowers dry easily and hold their color well for everlasting bouquets. Combines nicely with baby's breath, statice, and celosia. Deer resistant. Prefers well-drained, neutral to alkaline (sweet) soil in a sunny location.

Dusty Miller

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Dusty Miller

Wonderful for providing color contrast to the landscape. Intricate, silvery gray leaves are finely textured. Striking planted with red flowers, in large groups or added to combination pots.

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Mary G's Collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Zonal Geranium

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Zonal Geranium

Large clusters of colorful blooms spring through fall on upright-growing foliage with distinctive leaf design. Pinto™ tolerates both cold and hot conditions, offering toughness and versatility for containers and landscapes. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Keep soil moist and feed monthly with low-nitrogen fertilizer for nonstop blooming.

Bidens

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Bidens

Ferny foliage bursts forth with brilliant flowers that attract butterflies. This compact trailing plant is a great choice for containers, baskets, ground cover, or garden's edge. Where not hardy, treat as an annual. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Tuberous Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

Vibrant flowers bloom continuously throughout the summer. These brightly blooming plants are ideal for shaded containers and protected garden sites. This variety has compact, upright growth that is ideal for pots or along garden's edge. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Verbena

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Verbena

Profuse flowers over an exceptionally long season. A superb edging plant for butterfly gardens. Also ideal in containers or trailing over stones and rock walls. Beautiful contrast to yellow flowers or golden-leaved plants. Drought and heat tolerant.

New Guinea Impatiens

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New Guinea Impatiens

Nonstop flowers in beautiful hues are offset by handsome, glossy foliage. Popularly used for adding lively color to containers and annual plantings. Particularly lovely in mixed containers and hanging baskets. Provide shelter from wind.

Marguerite Daisy

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Marguerite Daisy

Bold, fanning foliage is particularly striking when planted among dark-leaved plants. Interesting pale yellow star-shaped flowers add dramatic presence. Soften the edges of this plant by placing it with dark-leaved eupatorium. Prefers neutral to alkaline (sweet) soil.

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Alicia R.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Tuberous Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

Vibrant flowers bloom continuously throughout the summer. These brightly blooming plants are ideal for shaded containers and protected garden sites. This variety has compact, upright growth that is ideal for pots or along garden's edge. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Tuberous Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

Vibrant flowers bloom continuously throughout the summer. These brightly blooming plants are ideal for shaded containers and protected garden sites. This variety has compact, upright growth that is ideal for pots or along garden's edge. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Bidens

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Bidens

Ferny foliage bursts forth with brilliant flowers that attract butterflies. This compact trailing plant is a great choice for containers, baskets, ground cover, or garden's edge. Where not hardy, treat as an annual. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Fuchsia

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Fuchsia

Exquisite flowers in a breathtaking array of forms and color combinations. Some cascade elegantly from arching branches, others dangle precariously from stiff, upright stems. Combine with lobelia, bacopa, and ivy for a graceful, classic display. Prefers a cool site with moist, well-drained soil sheltered from drying winds.

Nemesia

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Nemesia

Profuse, fragrant flowers are a wonderful filler for flower gardens or bouquets. Lovely in planters, window boxes and hanging baskets. Remove faded flowers and keep containers well-watered to promote prolific, continuous flowering.

Verbena

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Verbena

Fine-textured foliage and flowers make this a wonderful plant for softening curb edges or cascading over the rim of a large combination pot. Vibrant flowers attract butterflies. This plant likes it hot and dry! Drought tolerant. Do not overwater.

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Zoe L.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Zonal Geranium

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Zonal Geranium

Large clusters of colorful blooms spring through fall on upright-growing foliage with distinctive leaf design. Pinto™ tolerates both cold and hot conditions, offering toughness and versatility for containers and landscapes. Remove spent flowers for continuous bloom. Keep soil moist and feed monthly with low-nitrogen fertilizer for nonstop blooming.

Petunia

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Petunia

Large, deep blue-black flowers bloom in abundance on these tightly branched annuals. Medium-green foliage contrasts with the colorful flowers. Creates an impact in hanging baskets, window boxes and annual beds. Attracts butterflies.

English Ivy

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English Ivy

Beautiful evergreen foliage adds rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover for both sunny and shaded sites, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Delightful small blue flowers bloom on compact, mounded plants. Spectacular as an edging to borders, or mass plant for a beautiful effect. Also lovely in containers or window boxes.

Ivy Geranium

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Ivy Geranium

Large clusters of beautiful flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden. Cascading form is ideal for hanging baskets, containers and window boxes, or as a trailing plant for garden's edge. Provide afternoon shade in hot summer climates.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Low-growing carpets in a lovely hue gently cascade beyond the garden's edge, down a stone wall or over the rim of a container. The dainty flowers are borne in abundance, inviting butterflies as well as adding season-long color. Geranium, coleus, zinnia and spikes are all lovely complements.

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Madeline K.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
shade
Zone: 
n/a
Plants: 

Impatiens

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Impatiens

Abundant flowers contrast beautifully with the rich green foliage. Highlights the shaded garden and is especially lovely in mixed containers, hanging baskets, at garden's edge, or anywhere a splash of color is desired.

Vinca Vine

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Vinca Vine

Beautiful variegated foliage, outstanding in combination plantings in window boxes, hanging baskets or other containers. Excellent as a seasonal ground cover. Lovely blue flowers are a bonus. Usually grown as an annual, but is hardy in many areas.

Impatiens

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Impatiens

Abundant flowers contrast beautifully with the rich foliage. This variety has uniform, compact growth and large blooms. Highlights the shaded garden and is especially lovely in mixed containers, hanging baskets, at garden's edge, or anywhere a splash of color is desired.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Low-growing carpets of color gently cascade beyond the garden's edge, down a stone wall or over the rim of a container. The dainty flowers are borne in abundance, inviting butterflies as well as adding season-long color. Geranium, coleus, zinnia and spikes are all lovely complements.

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Sandra N.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a

Plants: 

Stock

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Stock

Panicles of fragrant flowers add color to the garden's edge or container garden. Lovely in the landscape or cut flower arrangement with lighter-textured plants, such as baby's breath or low-growing grasses. Average to alkaline (sweet) soil is best.

Ranunculus

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Ranunculus

Delightfully silky, cup-shaped flowers rise above delicately cut foliage. Provides vibrant color and delicate texture to the landscape. An excellent cut flower, either alone or mixed with other blooms. Also nice in containers or for naturalizing.

Candytuft

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Candytuft

Profuse flowers on evergreen foliage are lovely cascading over stones, planted at garden's edge, or along walkways. Blooms attract butterflies. Makes a striking companion to spring-blooming perennials and bulbs. Shear after blooming for best appearance.

Martha Washington (Regal) Geranium

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Martha Washington (Regal) Geranium

This bushy, round-leaved plant puts on a fabulous display of fantastically colored flowers. Colorful and elegant at garden's edge, in combination pots or as an accent. Remove fading flowers regularly for continuous bloom. Prefers cool, moist locations with some protection from sun. Generally treated as an annual.

Viola

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Viola

Profuse fragrant flowers carpet the early garden. These small dainty flowers are beautiful at garden's edge, in rock gardens and as a small-scale ground cover. Lovely in bouquets. Allow to reseed for longevity in the garden. Reblooms in cool weather.

Algerian Ivy

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Algerian Ivy

This beautiful ivy adds rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. In warm climates, use as a ground cover, for erosion control on slopes, or as a vine for climbing tree trunks and walls. Where not hardy, add to containers for porch, deck or indoor greenery. Prefers humus-rich, moist well-drained soil.

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Barbara H.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a

Plants: 

Sweet Potato Vine

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Sweet Potato Vine

Wonderful trailing foliage provides fabulous color contrast in the garden. Beautiful complement to both flowers and foliage, particularly yellow ones. Ideal as small-scale ground cover or cascading from planters or window boxes. Produces edible tubers (potatoes).

Bacopa

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Bacopa

Cascading sprays of tiny flowers cover mounded plants. Outstanding as an airy filler in combination plantings or mixed containers, and wonderful in hanging baskets, as a small-scale ground cover, or at garden's edge.

Rieger Begonia

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Rieger Begonia

Profuse bloomer with large, showy flowers covering compact, mounded foliage. Cheerful color for garden's edge and indoor or outdoor containers. Tolerant of heat and rain. Prefers evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Calibrachoa

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Calibrachoa

A profusion of miniature flowers in an array of vibrant colors bloom throughout the season. Attracts hummingbirds. Cascades beautifully from containers and window boxes, trails over stone walls, and is a wonderful edging for garden paths.

New Zealand Flax

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New Zealand Flax

Stiff, vertically twisting leaves in a mix of gold, pink, green and orange form attractive fan-shaped clumps. Fire resistant. Useful for edging and mass planting.

Lobelia

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Lobelia

Low-growing growth bears vibrant dainty flowers in abundance. Invites butterflies and provides season-long color. Allow to gently cascade beyond the garden's edge, down a stone wall or over the rim of a container. Geranium, coleus, zinnia and spikes are all lovely complements.

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Linda J.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
n/a

Plants: 

Pansy

Pansy

Well-branched, compact plants with large flowers. Great for adding a splash of early or late season color. Completely hardy, even under snow! Flowers well into June. Replant in late summer for the following spring.

Blue-Eyed Grass

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Blue-Eyed Grass

Dwarf clumps of grasslike foliage are covered with large, simple but beautiful sky blue flowers. Superb in rock gardens and borders. Makes a wonderful spring display. Combines well with dark foliage plants. Prefers well-drained soils.

Begonia

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Begonia

Versatile easy-to-grow begonia with excellent branching that creates a full plant loaded with bright orange flowers. Use in hanging baskets, containers and beds in sun or part shade locations. Water when soil surface is dry to the touch.

African Marigold

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African Marigold

Huge flowers add vibrant color to the flower garden, containers, or the vegetable garden where its fragrance can deter pests. Very attractive in combination with blue-spiked flowers. Long-blooming, tough and compact. Prefers well-drained soil.

Dutch Iris

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Dutch Iris

Vibrant flowers above slender, upright foliage look elegant in the garden. Attracts hummingbirds. Lovely planted near fountains, ponds or streams with Japanese primrose, hosta and ferns. Provide moist, well-drained soil.

English Ivy

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English Ivy

Beautifully variegated leaves add rich texture to a wide range of landscape situations. Ideal as a ground cover or for erosion control on slopes. This variety may not climb well. Add to outdoor combination planters or use indoors for greenery. Prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil.

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Gina C.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
part sun
Zone: 
n/a

Plants: 

Tuberous Begonia

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Tuberous Begonia

Create a lovely, season-long display in decorative containers or shaded gardens with this tuberous begonia. Tubers can be lifted, dried for several days, then stored in a cool spot until replanted next year. Prefers moist, well-drained soil and protection from wind.

Sword Fern

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Sword Fern

Fabulous lightweight fronds gently catch the breeze. Provides a lovely understory for a shrub border or use as ground cover in open woodland. Also can be used as a houseplant. Sturdy and vigorous. Prefers humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil.

Coral Bells

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Coral Bells

Hummingbirds are drawn to the dainty flowers offset by bold, richly-colored foliage. Gorgeous next to lady's mantle, delicate woodland ferns, or wide silvery-blue hosta leaves. The strong, straight stems are ideal in cut flower arrangements. Prefers average, moist well-drained soil.

Coleus

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Coleus

Foliage so colorful and interesting there's no need for flowers! Plant alone in the garden or in decorative containers for spectacular color contrast. Combine with other annuals such as sweet potato vine or zinnia. Prolong your collection by taking cuttings in fall to start new plants for the coming season. Prefers moist, well-drained soil.

Vinca Vine

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Vinca Vine

Beautiful variegated foliage, outstanding in combination plantings in window boxes, hanging baskets or other containers. Excellent as a seasonal ground cover. Lovely blue flowers are a bonus. Usually grown as an annual, but is hardy in many areas.

Impatiens

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Impatiens

Large, abundant flowers contrast beautifully with the rich, compact foliage. Highlights the shaded garden and is especially lovely in mixed containers, hanging baskets, at garden's edge, or anywhere a splash of color is desired.

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Juana K.'s collection

Plant type: 
annual
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
n/a

Plants: 

Ageratum

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Ageratum

This ever-popular annual bears vibrant flower clusters that attract butterflies. A colorful addition to flower gardens, deck or patio containers, or window boxes and baskets. Grows best in moist, well-drained soil.

African Marigold

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African Marigold

Large flowers add vibrant color to the flower garden or containers. Useful in the vegetable garden, where its fragrance can deter pests. Very attractive in combination with blue-spiked flowers. Long-blooming, tough and compact. Prefers well-drained soil.

Dusty Miller

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Dusty Miller

Wonderful for providing color contrast to the landscape. Intricate, silvery gray leaves are finely textured. Striking planted with red flowers, in large groups or added to combination pots.

Cordyline

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Cordyline

Easy-to-grow plant that adds a bold splash of color to the landscape. The plant acquires a palmlike appearance as it matures with lush, colorful leaves at the top of bare stems. Excellent in mixed plantings or as an individual specimen in containers or beds.

Nemesia

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Nemesia

Profuse, fragrant flowers are a wonderful filler for flower gardens or bouquets. Lovely in planters, window boxes and hanging baskets. Remove faded flowers and keep containers well-watered to promote prolific, continuous flowering.

Osteospermum

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Osteospermum

Attractive upright plant with daisylike flowers and a dark center. Good in containers or gardens. Attracts butterflies. Great for adding early and late season color. Ideal in cool summer climates.

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Payton M.'s collection

Plant type: 
perennial
Light: 
sun
Zone: 
4 - 8
Plants: 

Artemisia

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Artemisia

These plants are grown mainly for their soft, fragrant foliage in shades of green, silver and gray. Excellent in the mixed perennial garden as specimens or accents. Many are useful for fresh or dried flower arrangements. Cut back in late fall or early spring. Many become vigorous.

Grandiflora Petunia

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Grandiflora Petunia

Cosmos

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Cosmos

Large, delicate flowers and lacy, compact foliage make a great addition to garden's edge or containers. Eye-catching along walks or paths. Spent flowers may be removed to encourage rebloom, but allow some to go to seed as cosmos readily self-seeds. Tolerates poor, dry soil.

Lamb's Ear

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Lamb's Ear

Bold, silver foliage, ideal as a ground cover or accent plant. Striking in an all-white theme garden, for contrast with vibrant colors, or to help blend plants of different colors in the garden. Excellent variety for hot, humid areas. Lilac flowers.

Alyssum

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Alyssum

Low-growing carpet teems with the tiniest of flowers! A versatile annual that is equally effective spilling over the rims of containers, filling in cracks between flagstones or blanketing garden's edge. This variety boasts an extremely compact habit. Very salt tolerant.

Cleome

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Cleome

Unusual flowers create clouds of color that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. These elegant and spectacular plants are best planted in multiples. Perfect as background plants, or striking against a wall or fence. Heat and drought tolerant, deer resistant. Prefers light, well-drained soil.

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