From 6 inches to 3 feet
6-12 inches wide
Good for Containers,
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‘Black Pearl’ pepper
Capsicum ‘Black Pearl’, an award-winning variety, features iridescent purple-black 3/4-inch diameter fruits that turn scarlet-red at maturity. Compact plants with purple foliage are good for containers or in beds and borders. It grows 18 inches tall and wide.
Capsicum ‘Calico’ bears attractive purple-and-white variegated foliage with purple fruits. It grows 1 foot tall and 16 inches wide.
‘Chilly Chili’ pepper
Capsicum ‘Chilly Chili’ bears nonpungent ivory fruits that mature to bright red. It grows 10 inches tall and 14 inches wide.
‘NuMex Twilight’ pepper
Capsicum ‘NuMex Twilight’ bears cone-shape purple fruits that mature to bright red.
‘Pretty in Purple’ pepper
Capsicum ‘Pretty in Purple’ offers attractive purple fruits, stems, and leaves. It’s a great ornamental as well as edible hot pepper. Fruits turn red at maturity.
‘Purple Flash’ pepper
Capsicum ‘Purple Flash’ bears new leaves in colorful shades of purple and white that mature to rich dark purple. It also has purple flowers and round black fruits. It grows 15 inches tall and 2 feet wide.
Capsicum ‘Sangria’ bears green foliage and bright purple fruits that mature to shades of oranges and red. It’s always producing new fruits, so it’s continually showing a range of colors. The fruits are nonpungent. It grows 1 foot tall and 18 inches wide.
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This tough plant endures poor soil, baked conditions, and drought beautifully and still produces bold-color, daisylike flowers from summer to frost.A perennial in Zones 9-11 — the hottest parts of the country — gazania is grown as an annual elsewhere and blooms from mid-summer to frost. A summer plant often grown as an annual, gazania bears boldly colored daisy-shaped flowers from summer to frost. The flowers appear over toothed dark green or silver leaves (the foliage color differs between varieties). They’re great in beds and borders and containers, too.Plant established seedlings outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Do not fertilize, and keep soil on the dry side.
Chrysanthemums are a must-have for the fall garden. No other late-season flower delivers as much color, for as long and as reliably as good ol’ mums.
Beautiful chrysanthemum flowers, available in several colors, bring new life to a garden in the fall. Some varieties have daisy blooms; others may be rounded globes, flat, fringed, quill shape, or spoon shape. They work exceptionally well in container plantings and pots.
Learn more about using mums for a fall-flowering garden.
Verbena is a spreading plant ideal for cascading over retaining walls, pots, baskets, and window boxes. As log as the soil is extremely well drained, verbena will reward gardeners with countless clusters of small blooms all season.It’s fairly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for hanging baskets, rock gardens, planting in cracks between stones, and other tight places. One annual verbena, ‘Imagination’, is a standout for taking the hottest, driest conditions. It will even do well in a clay strawberry pot!
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