Under 6 inches to 12 inches
To 2 feet wide
Good for Containers,
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‘Revolution Red’ gerbera daisy
Gerbera ‘Revolution Red’ produces large red flowers on a plant that blooms earlier than most other gerbera daisies. It grows 10 inches tall.
‘Sombrero’ gerbera daisy
Gerbera ‘Sombrero’ offers deep red flowers with purple-black centers.
‘Woman’ gerbera daisy
Gerbera ‘Woman’ bears bright pink flowers with fluffy pink centers.
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This striking new trailing annual gives you a fresh, new way to work in elegant silver foliage into your container and other plantings. Perfect in a hanging basket, window box, or other container, this plant can trail up to 6 feet with showy, soft foliage like no other. Native to areas of the Southwest, it’s also very heat- and drought-tolerant so you can count on it to look good all season long, even if it wilts a few times.It’s a perennial in the very warmest parts of the U.S. but is treated like an annual elsewhere. It needs well-drained soil (another reason it’s great for containers), so be careful to avoid wet spots if you’re planting it directly in the ground.
Even without its fabulous scent, heliotrope would be widely grown in the garden. It has a distinctive scent — some say it smells like cherry pie; others say a grape Popsicle. Still others say it’s reminiscent of vanilla. Regardless, it is undeniably one of the most intriguingly scented plants in the garden. As a bonus, this tropical plant, grown as an annual, bears big clusters of rich purple, blue, or white flowers.Heliotrope thrives in a spot with full sun and moist, well-drained soil. It’s a great container plant — try it in a window box or next to a doorway where you can enjoy it frequently. For the strongest scent, group several plants together where they can get afternoon sun. That warming sun releases the fragrance.
Lisianthus flowers make people ooh and ahh. Some varieties of this annual look like a blue rose. It’s such an elegant flower you’d never guess it’s native to American prairies. And lisianthus is one of the best cut flowers — it will last in the vase for 2 to 3 weeks.Lisianthus can be challenging to grow. They’re extremely tricky to grow from seed, so start with established seedlings. Plant them in rich, well-drained soil in full sun after all danger of frost has passed. Keep moist but do not overwater. Taller varieties of lisianthus often need staking to keep their long stems from breaking, but newer dwarf varieties are more carefree.
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