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Sensational, award-winning selection that blooms with heavy clusters of 2-1/2 in. yellow blooms. Reblooms freely into early fall if spent flower stalks are promptly removed. This easy to care for plant forms neat, compact clumps. Semi-evergreen in mild winter areas.
Confederate jasmine (also called star jasmine) is a beautiful flowering vine that offers sweetly fragrant white flowers in late spring and summer. Its shiny, dark green leaves are a wonderful accent to the blooms and provide good garden interest, even when confederate jasmine is out of bloom. If you have areas where there's nothing to climb, confederate jasmine can also be grown as a lovely weed-smothering groundcover. In cold-winter areas, this plant is often grown as an annual; it can be brought indoors for the winter and kept in a warm, sunny window.
A scented geranium, this is a great patio plant, especially in containers. Do not over-fertilize because too much nitrogen reduces leaf fragrance. Sometimes called citronella, but actually a citrus-scented geranium. Although crushed leaves do have some ability to repel mosquitoes, the plants alone are grown more for their refreshing scent than mosquito-repelling characteristics. Place them near a gate or path where you brush against the leaves as you walk by, or in a pot where children can rub the leaves to enjoy their fragrance. Plants are vigorous growers and drought tolerant. Move indoors before frost.
A stunning palm-like plant with huge, broad foliage that fans out from a single trunk. Wine-red coloring to the leaves. A popular choice for tropical-inspired gardens. Perfect for large patio containers. Evergreen in frost-free climates.
Hostas are addictive! That's what you'll discover after you plant a few in your garden. These super-easy perennials are so collectible because they come in a seemingly unlimited selection of colors, heights, and textures. From 4-inch dwarfs to 6-foot-wide giants, there's a hosta variety to fit any situation from large borders to tiny rock gardens.
Gerbera daisy is versatile enough to work just as well as a garden plant as it is a florist favorite. In fact, it's one of the most popular flowers across the globe. With big, colorful flowers in a host of cool and hot colors, there's a gerbera daisy that fits almost any situation. Plus, some of the flowers can grow 12 to 15 inches in diameter. That's pretty amazing! Gerbera daisy is a tender perennial. That means it will overwinter in the garden in the southern part of the country and act as an annual up north. Gerbera daisy grows 6 to 18 inches tall.
Imagine a plant that blooms nonstop from early summer to fall and requires only a minimum of attention from you! Well that's what you'll get with verbena. This large family of tender perennials (treated as annuals throughout most of the country) show off finely cut foliage topped by spectacular clusters of purple, red, white, yellow, orange, or bi-colored blooms. The nectar-rich flowers are also prized by butterflies and hummingbirds. Depending on the variety, will grow 12 to 30 inches in either upright or trailing forms. Verbena is a sun-worshipper that excels in garden beds, window boxes, or hanging baskets. In warmer climates verbena can also be used as a colorful perennial landscape plant. Verbena is also deer resistant. Hardy from zones 7-10.
One of the most versatile plants around, you can grow sweet potato vine in sun or shade and in container gardens, landscapes, or garden beds and borders. The plant is loved for its colorful chartreuse, purple, bronze, copper, or black foliage. And because its beauty comes from the foliage, you can enjoy sweet potato vine all season long without worrying about whether it's going to go in and out of bloom.
A terrific tropical element to use in pots on patios, or feature in entryways. Blooming nearly year-round, bright rosy-pink to salmon-colored shrimp-like flower-like bracts are sure to grab attention. This clump-forming shrub requires little care other than occasional trimming. Evergreen in frost-free areas.
Popular perennial with coarse, leathery leaves and large white single blooms that are attractive to butterflies. Sturdy flowers remain attractive even after a hard rain. Use in containers, borders and in cut arrangements. 2003 Perennial Plant of the Year. Herbaceous.
Flowers all season; excellent heat and drought tolerance; low maintenance. Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters. Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary.
Showy, versatile and durable groundcover for sun or shade. Electric blue flowers are set off by bronze-green to dark green leaves on wiry stems. Spreads slowly, providing wonderful drifts of color. As the flowers fade, the autumn foliage turns on, developing brilliant shades of red. Herbaceous perennial.
Talk about summer color! Cuphea produces fiery hot blooms all summer long. This Mexican native works well as a bedding plant or in mixed containers with annual bloomers. Throughout most of the country, cuphea is grown as an annual, but in frost-free regions it is perennial in nature. Cuphea forms a busy mound layered with nectar-rich flowers that are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant offers excellent heat and drought tolerance, making it a wonderful choice for first-time gardeners.
Extremely hardy palm with distinctive hairy black fibers covering its slender, graceful trunk. Attractive compact crown. Makes a good garden or patio tree, or container specimen. Evergreen.
A large evergreen shrub or small tree with a broad upright form that is densely branched and covered with dark green finely toothed foliage. Tiny flower clusters have a delightful apricot-like fragrance. Works well for formal or informal hedges and screens, or as a landscape specimen. Plant near walks and entrances to enjoy the fragrance.
Shiny, leathery green leaves have creamy white edges and blotches. A very versatile landscape plant for hedges, foundation plantings, topiary or screens. Hard to beat for adding form, adaptability and color contrast to the landscape. Evergreen.
Philodendron is a classic, and practically no-fail houseplant because it's so easy to grow. Happily, this makes it a pretty common indoor plant to find at your local garden center. The philodendron family is a pretty big one, too -- so you can find a variety of plants that grow in a range of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Macho fern comes by its name honestly. This big, brawny fern sports bright green fronds with bold, broad leaves and makes its relatives, Boston fern and Kimberly Queen fern, look little by comparison. Macho fern is ideal for large urns or planters where it has room to flex its graceful 3- to 4-foot-long fronds. It's ideal for decorating shaded or partly shaded front porches, patios, and other outdoor living areas. In the fall, you can bring your macho fern indoors and place it a bright spot out of direct sun to grow as a houseplant.
This dwarf variety, only half the size of others, creates a lush groundcover of dense, dark green grass-like clumps. Excellent as an edging plant or tucked into rocks for a pleasing contrast. Striking in mass plantings in the landscape. Evergreen.
The narrow, columnar form is perfect for small areas. Dark green foliage stays neat year-round, often sporting small purple berries in fall. Outstanding evergreen for vertical accent, entryways or privacy screening. The leaves lack sharp points, making it ideal for decks and patios. Makes an elegant, formal statement in large containers. Evergreen.
Prolific, large, sweetly fragrant, velvety white blooms and lustrous evergreen foliage on a rounded shrub that forms a beautiful natural hedge, screen, or container accent. Patio tree forms are especially effective in formal designs. A superb flower for corsages, wedding bouquets, or an elegant centerpiece of petals floating in a bowl of water.
Handsome strappy green leaves with contrasting yellow stripes will brighten the garden year-round. Stalks of shiny turquoise blue berries lasting from fall into winter create a colorful accent. Neat clumping habit is ideal for mass planting near pools, in garden beds and borders.
This plant is as tough as its name! Excellent for those difficult-to-fill areas in deep shade, spreading gently by underground stems. A nearly fuss-free, lush, leafy evergreen that will tolerate a range of growing conditions including heat, aridity and dry shade. Easy-care houseplant for low-light situations.