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Calibrachoa
Superbells® Blue
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance

 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Blackberry Punch
Exposure
Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
8-12"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance
 

Begonia
Nonstop® Mocca Mix
Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
8-12"

Spacing
12-14"

Uses
Use in shaded gardens and patio pots.

Features
Fully double flowers on dark foliage
 

Begonia
Illumination® Apricot
Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
4-8"

Spacing
24-30"

Uses
Use in mixed plantings, patio pots and beds

Features
Large, cascading, apricot double flowers all summer
 

Bidens
Goldilocks Rocks®
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Exposure
Sun

Height
12-14"

Spacing
10-14"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window baskets and landscaping.

Features
Vigorous, heat and drought tolerant; bright gold flowers spring to fall.
 

Ageratum
Artist® Blue
Unlike most Ageratum the Artist series will bloom through the summer in hot climates. The Dallas Arboretum has used Artist ageratum for years in very prominent locations with great success. They are good in pots or in the landscape. Old flowers should quickly become buried under new flowers so the plant always looks fresh and never looks old. The plants shouldn't need much, if any, maintenance. However, if the plants do become ratty or start to overgrow their location you can trim that back at any time. They will flush back into bloom in a week or so. 

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
10-12"

Uses
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping

Features
Small, fluffy, blue button-like flowers add color all season; no dead heading needed
 

Begonia
Dragon Wing® Red
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
14-18"

Spacing
15-18"

Uses
Use in patio containers, hanging baskets and beds

Features
Vigorous and heat tolerant with abundant flowers all summer; great plant to fill open shady spaces
 

Argyranthemum
Butterfly
While newer Argyranthemum are much more heat tolerant than older varieties, they will still do best with cool night temperatures. Our varieties have been selected to flower continuously without deadheading. If you do live in a hot climate the plants may flush out of bloom if the night temperatures are regularly staying in the high 70’s or above. The plants should continue to do fine, give them a trim using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears (think of it as giving your plant a haircut). This will help induce more branching and fresh growth and the plants will be at their best when night temperatures drop and the plants begin to bloom again. 

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
18-36"

Spacing
12-14"

Uses
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscaping

Features
Spectacular bright lemon-yellow daisies all season; heat tolerant; excellent garden performance
 

Angelonia
Angelface® Super Blue
I BLOOM for your PLEASURE.
Blooms all season; heat and drought tolerant plants; grape-scented foliage; low maintenance.
 
Fragrant Foliage
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Resists:
Deer
Characteristics
Duration: Annual
Height Category: Tall
Garden Height: 30 - 40 Inches
Scape Height: 16 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 10 - 14 Inches
Spread: 12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: Blue
Flower Shade: Blue-purple
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Green
Habit: Upright
Container Role: Thriller
Plant Needs
Light Requirement: Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Bloom Time: Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: Average Soil
Uses: Container
Landscape
Mass Planting
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes:
Great for use as a thriller in combinations or alone in containers, as well as in the landscape. it is a great cut flower as well.
 
Maintenance Notes:
Self-cleaning, no dead-heading necessary.
 
Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. They are plants best planted in mid-spring or later, since they won't really grow until the temperatures warm up. Angelonia will tolerate wet feet and a fair amount of drought. The plants are easy care with no deadheading needed. A bit of fertilizer or some compost in a garden bed is usually all that is needed for these plants to thrive. Due to their heat-loving nature they are one of the plants that can be planted even during the heat of mid-summer.
 
Don't forget that Angelface are great long lasting cut flowers with a slight grape soda fragrance. Try some in a flower arrangement this year and see for yourself!
 
An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
 
Angelface® Super Blue Angelonia hybrid USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Calibrachoa
Superbells® Coralberry Punch
Exposure
Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
8-12"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance
 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Pink
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance
 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Plum
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant small petunia-like flowers all season long on cascading foliage; low maintenance
 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Cherry Red
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant small petunia-like flowers all season on mounding growth; low maintenance
 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Yellow Chiffon
Exposure
Sun

Height
7-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance.
 

Calibrachoa
Superbells® Yellow
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Calibrachoa do not like to have constantly damp soil. They will do well in the ground only with good drainage. For most gardeners containers are the best use for Calibrachoa.

Features
Abundant, small petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth; low maintenance

Chrysocephalum
Flambe® Yellow
This is the perfect plant for almost all gardens. They don’t just tolerate heat – they love it, yet they can withstand surprisingly cold temperatures also. One year mine were blooming right up until a December storm encased them in ice. The one thing they do not like is the soil staying too wet. They are quite drought tolerant though, what we call “an end of the hose plant,” which simply means they will thrive even if you don’t add additional water through the summer. If they start looking tired during the summer, a trim back can help them quickly bounce back into top form. In containers regular fertilization will be helpful, but in the landscape they will tolerate poor soils and low fertility. However, a dose of slow-release fertilizer or some compost added at the time of planting would be helpful.

Exposure
Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
14-16"

Uses
Use in planters or landscapes; great in informal drifts

Features
Tufted yellow flowers on silvery foliage; very heat and drought tolerant

Solenostemon
Coleus Merlin's Magic
Exposure
Sun or Shade

Height
10-16"

Spacing
12-16"

Uses
Use in beds, borders and containers

Features
Extremely compact, uniform foliage featuring a blend of rich purple, green and pink tones
 

Solenostemon
Coleus Pink Chaos
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-18"

Spacing
8-12"

Uses
Use in beds, borders and containers

Features
An interestingly chaotic fusion of bright pink, mint-green and white
 

Solenostemon
Coleus Twist and Twirl®
Twist and Twirl is a wonderful Coleus that develops bright colors as the summer progresses. It is best in full sun, where the colors will include bright yellows, reds and maroons as well as the background of greens. In the shade or filtered sun, you will have a preponderance of greens, some yellows, and a dapple of red (obviously sun is better than shade.) I would limit the amount of fertilizer given to it, especially if it is not in a bright spot, because the nitrogen in the fertilizer blend will only make the greens richer. This coleus was developed in Florida and can really tolerate hot days and bright light.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
24-30"

Spacing
12-14"

Uses
Use in mixed containers, landscape borders or beds

Features
Wild twists and twirls of red, yellow, green and purple splash the foliage of this sun-loving coleus

Cyperus
Graceful Grasses® Baby Tut™
Growing Tips
Cyperus can be planted in pots, along the waters edge of a pond, or even in a pond. The crown of the plant should never be covered in water and in fact both of these varieties can thrive in water as shallow as a few inches. The purpose is to keep the bulk of the soil or root mass wet.

Baby Tut can also be planted in regular garden soil. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established Baby Tut can tolerate some dry soil conditions.

Baby Tut is an evergreen or neutral grass. Where temperatures get colder than 25 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring. 

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
18-24"

Spacing
14-20"

Uses
Use in water gardens, landscapes and mixed containers

Features
A water garden friendly-grass that can be planted in the landscape as well

Cyperus
Graceful Grasses® King Tut®
Growing Tips
The plant can be planted in pots, along the waters edge of a pond, or even in a pond. The crown of the plant should never be covered in water and in fact both of these varieties can thrive in water as shallow as a few inches. The purpose is to keep the bulk of the soil or root mass wet.
The root ball can be submerged but it isn’t necessary. If the plant is put into a pot I would suggest plugging the hole or holes in the bottom of the pot to keep as much water as possible in the pot.

King Tut will also do well when planted in normal garden beds. It is best to keep the soil moist, but once established King Tut has proven to be surprisingly tolerant of dry conditions.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
48-72"

Spacing
36-48"

Uses
Use as a centerpiece in large landscape beds or containers

Features
Large heads of pendulous leaves; greenish flower spikelets can measure 1' across

Diascia
Flying Colors® Trailing Antique Rose
Growing Tips
Diascia is in the Snapdragon family and is an excellent choice for planting before the threat of frost has passed. If you do plant Diascia when it is still chilly outside, be sure to slowly introduce them to cool outdoor conditions, if they haven’t already been acclimated to cool temperatures – ask the garden center if they have been “hardened off” when you buy them. They will bloom through the summer in many locations, but if night temperatures stay in the upper 70’s or higher they may flush out of flower. Don’t worry, as soon as night temperatures drop they should resume blooming. While the plants are out of flowers grab a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears and give the plants a light “haircut”. This will help tidy the plant and encourage additional branching which in turn will mean more flowers than ever when the plant begins to bloom again. In fact, anytime you think your Diascia might benefit from a trim, feel free. The plants will bounce back into flower quickly. Diascia are also a good fall flowering plant since they are capable of withstanding multiple frosts with little to no damage.

Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Features
Charming flowers bloom profusely all season; great for early spring; low maintenance

Dracaena
Cordylena® Bloodstone
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
18-48"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
45°F (7°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes and containers
 

Dracaena
Cordylena® Ruby
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
18-48"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
45°F (7°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes and containers
 

Euphorbia
Diamond Frost®
Growing Tips
Diamond Frost might look delicate and frilly, but nothing could be further from the truth. Diamond Frost is actually pretty much tough as nails. She has performed well from North to South and coast to coast. While she does best in sun or part sun conditions, she does surprisingly well in shady conditions also. As you might suspect she is great in mixed containers and containers by herself, but don’t discount her excellent performance when planted in the landscape. She needs little to no supplemental water and is extremely heat tolerant. She doesn’t need to be deadheaded and shouldn’t need much in the way of fertilizer either – she’s a very self-sufficient gal. While you shouldn’t need to trim her back, you can trim her back at anytime and she will just keep doing her thing.
 
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
12-18"

Spacing
10-12"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Features
Heat- and drought-tolerant plants; clouds of airy white flowers all season; low maintenance

Fuchsia
Dark Eyes
Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
4-8"

Spacing
18-24"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets and window boxes

Features
Deep blue corollas with red sepals spring to fall

Gaura
Stratosphere™ White
Growing Tips
Each flowering stem adds blooms, continuously to the end of the spike. As time goes on, the flowering stems can get rather long and tangled. Although deadheading isn't necessary for continued blooming you may find that you prefer to trim back some of the flowering stems at some point in mid-summer. This will encourage new flowering stems to emerge. Flowers will be closer to the foliage and the plant will look tidier. If you choose, you can trim all the flower stems off at once, however, you should then expect a 2 to 3 week period without flowers.

Exposure
Sun

Height
12-16"

Spacing
8-12"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and the landscape

Features
Heat and shade tolerant plants have flowers may to September; low maintenance

Hedera
Glacier

Growing Tips
According to the Humane Society of America Ivy plants especially the leaves and berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Exposure
Sun or Shade

Height
3-6"

Spacing
10-14"

Uses
Use to cover walls or the ground, or as a houseplant

Features
Handsome triangular green leaves marked with creamy white

Helichrysum
Petite Licorice

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
10-14"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes

Features
Compact grower with dainty silver-green leaves

Helichrysum
White Licorice
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
18-20"

Hardy Temp
25°F (-4°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes

Features
Vigorous grower with lovely silver-white foliage

Impatiens
Infinity® Light Purple
New Guinea Impatiens
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning; no deadheading necessary. Infinity will do well in the ground or in containers. While New Guinea Impatiens are often sold in hanging baskets they need a lot of water to do well and it may be difficult to maintain appropriate moisture levels during the heat of the summer. They will be easier to keep hydrated in large pots or in the ground. They will do best in shady locations, but have been shown to do fine in hot sun as long as they are well watered. If the plants do get dry and are wilted, even if they are severely wilted, water them immediately and they should bounce back within several hours. They are generally easy care with little to no maintenance, other than watering, necessary. If you do want to trim them to improve habit this can be done at anytime using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
10-14"

Spacing
6-8"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Features
Vigorous, upright plants with large flowers; great flowering color for shaded areas

Impatiens
Infinity® Reda
New Guinea Impatiens
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning; no deadheading necessary. Infinity will do well in the ground or in containers. While New Guinea Impatiens are often sold in hanging baskets they need a lot of water to do well and it may be difficult to maintain appropriate moisture levels during the heat of the summer. They will be easier to keep hydrated in large pots or in the ground. They will do best in shady locations, but have been shown to do fine in hot sun as long as they are well watered. If the plants do get dry and are wilted, even if they are severely wilted, water them immediately and they should bounce back within several hours. They are generally easy care with little to no maintenance, other than watering, necessary. If you do want to trim them to improve habit this can be done at anytime using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
10-14"

Spacing
6-8"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Features
Vigorous, upright plants with large flowers; great flowering color for shaded areas

Impatiens
Rockapulco® Red
Double Impatiens
Growing Tips
Deadheading isn't necessary but removing spent blooms isn't harmful if you want to clean the plants.

Rockapulco impatiens are very easy to care for, provide them with a shady location, give them a bit of fertilizer and don’t let them dry out too much and they will be happy campers. The shouldn’t need to be trimmed back, but can be pruned to shape them at any time. If they get too tall, you can cut them back to promote additional branching and a more compact habit.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
10-20"

Spacing
10-12"

Uses
Use in landscapes, containers and combinations

Features
Light up any shady area with masses of blooms that resemble miniature rosebuds; no deadheading necessary, blooms spring to frost

Ipomoea
Blackie
Sweet Potato Vine
Growing Tips
Ipomoeas are great additions to combination planters, but they can sometimes overwhelm less vigorous plants. If you are like me you can let your combination plants duke it out Darwinian style, however, if you prefer to keep a more balanced look to your combination planters, you can cut back or remove stems at any time.

Ipomoeas also make great annual groundcovers in the landscape.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-12"

Spacing
18-24"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes

Features
Stunning dark purple, almost black, cascading foliage

Ipomoea
'Sweet Caroline Light Green'
Sweet Potato Vine
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-8"

Spacing
10-12"

Uses
Mixed containers, window boxes and hanging baskets

Features
Great foliage component plant in combinations; excellent heat tolerance and vigor
 

Juncus effusus
Spiralis
Growing Tips
Despite a preference for abundant moisture, Spiralis will perform surprisingly well in average garden soils as long as they receive consistent irrigation. Clumps are often slow to establish, but once established will spread by creeping rhizomes. 
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
10-12"

Spacing
12-18"

Hardy Temp
5°F (-15°C)

Uses
Perfect in containers and in any water setting

Features
Dark green, twisted, and spiraled foliage

Lantana
Luscious® Citrus Blend™
Growing Tips
If you are looking for a tough plant it’s hard to beat lantana. Lantana are heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils and usually don’t need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ. Lantana come in many shapes, sizes and habits. Check size and habit information for the specific variety you are choosing to make sure it fits your needs. Lantana can be trimmed back at anytime to shape or to promote increased branching. 

Exposure
Sun

Height
24-36"

Spacing
20-30"

Uses
Use in combinations, window boxes and landscapes

Features
Brilliant tones of red, orange and yellow produce a vibrant display of color; heat and drought tolerant with a light, sweet fragrance

Lantana
Patriot™ Deen Day Smith
Growing Tips
If you are looking for a tough plant it’s hard to beat lantana. Lantana are heat tolerant, use little to no supplemental water in the landscape, will tolerate less than ideal soils and usually don’t need to be deadheaded. If you are looking for a plant that will thrive on neglect, lantana is the champ. Lantana come in many shapes, sizes and habits. Check size and habit information for the specific variety you are choosing to make sure it fits your needs. Lantana can be trimmed back at anytime to shape or to promote increased branching.
Exposure
Sun

Spacing
24-30"

Uses
Colorful summer hedge, specimen patio standard or use in mass plantings

Features
Vigorous; mounding growth with rose-pink and yellow blooms in summer; very heat tolerant
 

Laurentia
Beth's Blue®
Exposure
Sun

Height
12-14"

Spacing
10-14"

Uses
Use in pots, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Features
Star-shaped flowers on a cushion of medium-green foliage

Lobelia
Laguna™ Heavenly Lilac
Growing Tips
Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

The plants may be trimmed back at anytime if you feel they could use it.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-10"

Spacing
6-10"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes.

Features
Soft lilac flowers all season on cascading foliage, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

Lobelia
Laguna™ Sky Blue
Growing Tips
Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-10"

Spacing
6-10"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types, hanging baskets, window boxes and landscapes

Features
Soft blue flowers all season on cascading, well-branched plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

Lobelia
Laguna™ White
Growing Tips
Self cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Laguna does not like "wet feet". Be sure that you do not keep the soil wet. Allow the soil surface to dry before watering again.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-10"

Spacing
6-10"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, combinations, window boxes and landscapes

Features
White flowers all season on cascading plants; good summer performance; low maintenance

Lobularia
Snow Princess®
Alyssum
Growing Tips
No dead-heading necessary for continuous bloom.

Snow Princess is cold tolerant and heat tolerant, she bloomed through the summer at the Dallas Arboretum and the University of Georgia trial garden. She is very vigorous so pair her with other vigorous plants such as Supertunia, Superbena, and Sweet Caroline or Illusion Ipomoea.

Snow Princess is a "heavy drinker" and will prefer evenly moist soil. It will be quick to show drought stress, but should bounce back quickly once re-hydrated. In a hanging basket you should be prepared to water often, maybe more than once a day during warm weather. Plants are easier to keep moist when planted in large planters. Due to her water needs Snow Princess is ideal for use in larger planters. In containers an application of continuous release fertilizer at planting is best. To help maximize performance use applications of a well-balanced water-soluble fertilizer (according to package directions) starting in mid-summer.

Snow Princess will also perform well in the landscape where she will function as an annual, full sun, groundcover.

While plants shouldn’t need to be trimmed back, if she is taking over your walkway or is looking less than her best a trim can be administered at anytime. Use a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears as needed.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
4-6"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Great in containers and landscapes

Lysimachia
Goldilocks
Creeping Jenny
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
2-4"

Spacing
12-14"

Hardy Temp
-40°F

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, containers and window boxes

Features
Shiny golden foliage brightens any garden or container; great combination filler plant
 

Myosotis
Wake Up Pink
Forget-Me-Not

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-8"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
-30°F (-34°C)

Uses
Great for use in landscapes and containers

Nemesia
Bluebird
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70’s or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
10-12"

Spacing
8-10"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Features
Clove-scented blue flowers all season; excellent for early spring

Nemesia
Sunsatia® Lemon
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Sunsatia do not like to have wet feet so be sure to plant them in places with good drainage. For most people planting them in containers will be easier than planting in the ground. However, if you do have excellent drainage in your ground beds, for instance if you use raised beds, they will also flourish in the ground.
Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70’s or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types.

Features
Breeding is what makes this German breakthrough like nothing else on the market. The colors range from glowing bright hues to the softest pastels. Sunsatia™ holds its own in both cool and hot temperatures, and is outstanding in hanging baskets, combos, and window boxes.

Osteospermum
Orange Symphony
Growing Tips
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary. Symphony Osteospermum do not like having wet feet and will react badly to constantly wet soil. Be sure to allow soil in containers to get dry on top before watering and only plant Symphony in ground beds with good drainage. While it shouldn’t be necessary you can trim your plants with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
12-14"

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Daisy flowers all season; excellent early spring and fall plant; low maintenance

Osteospermum
Soprano® Purple
Growing Tips
Deadheading not necessary for continuous bloom. Plants will "bury their dead" (new flowers will quickly cover old flowers) so no deadheading necessary.
 
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
8-14"

Spacing
12-14"

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and hanging baskets

Features
Daisy flowers all season on compact plants, good early spring and fall plant; low maintenance

Pansy
Rise & Shine™ Rose Shades
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
6-12"

Spacing
4-6"

Hardy Temp
5°F (-15°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes and containers
 

Pennisetum
'Fireworks'
Exposure
Sun

Height
18-24"

Spacing
24-30"

Hardy Temp
25°F (-4°C)

Uses
Great in beds, along walkways, and on patios.
 

Pennisetum
Graceful Grasses® Purple Fountain Grass
Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
36-48"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
20°F (-7°C)

Uses
This grass will beautify your garden all summer

Features
Bronze-purple foliage topped with graceful arches of burgundy-toned seed heads
 

Phlox
Intensia® Blueberry
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary. This is not necessarily true of all Phlox.

Will do best in well-drained soil.

Rabbits may find Phlox very tasty.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Sun

Height
10-12"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes with good drainage and in containers of all types.

Petunia
Supertunia® White Russian
Calibrachoa
Superbells® Cherry Star
New for 2012
Plectranthus
Cerveza 'n Lime
Growing Tips
May be pinched or trimmed as needed to maintain shape and size.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
14-18"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
25°F (-4°C)

Uses
Use in combinations, monocultures, window boxes and landscapes

Features
Soft foliage and pleasant smell with excellent heat and drought tolerance.

Salvia
Black & Blue
Growing Tips
Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
30-40"

Spacing
20-24"

Hardy Temp
15°F (-9°C)

Uses
Use in beds, borders and large containers; attracts hummingbirds

Features
Electric blue flowers contrast sharply with the black stems in summer

Scaevola
Whirlwind® Blue
Fan Flower
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, deadheading not necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
10-14"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Features
Heat and drought tolerant plants; blooms all season; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Bermuda Beach
Exposure
Sun

Height
5-7"

Spacing
10-18"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Great in pots of all kinds and landscapes

Features
Extremely free-flowering Petunia; spreads less vigorously than most Supertunia

Petunia
Supertunia® Bordeaux
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
10-18"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Features
Blooms all season with pink flowers highlighted by deep plum-burgundy veins; vigorous plants; fertilize often; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Citrus
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters.

Features
Vigorous, flowers all season, fertilize often, low-maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Double Dark Blue
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Stunning semidouble, large dark blue flowers all season, fertilize often

Petunia
Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso®
Exposure
Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
12-18"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Great in landscapes and in combination planters.

Features
Unique flowers sporting violet purple flowers edged in lime green. This vigorous plants is great for mixing in combination with other vigorous plants.

Petunia
Supertunia® Raspberry Blast
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
12-20"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Unique rose-pink and white flowers abound on cascading foliage; fertilize often; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Red
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Features
Vigorous; flowers all season; fertilize often; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Royal Velvet
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Vigorous; flowers all season; fertilize often; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Sangria Charm
Exposure
Sun

Height
8-12"

Spacing
10-14"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Great in both landscapes and containers.

Petunia
Supertunia® Vista Bubblegum
Exposure
Sun

Height
16-24"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in large combinations and landscapes

Features
Vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape fillers; blooms all season; low maintenance

Petunia
Supertunia® Vista Silverberry
Exposure
Sun

Height
16-24"

Spacing
18-24"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in large combinations, containers and landscapes.

Features
Vigorous, mounding plants are perfect landscape fillers, blooms all season, low maintenance.

Petunia
Supertunia® White
Exposure
Sun

Height
6-10"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Vigorous; flowers all season; fertilize often; low maintenance

Sutera
Snowstorm® Giant Snowflake®
Bacopa
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Unlike most plants, Sutera will not wilt when drought stressed. Before the plant shows signs of wilting it will drop both the flowers and the buds on the plant. It takes about 2 weeks for the plant to come back into bloom after it has been drought stressed. To maintain constant bloom you will either need to monitor the plant closely and water before the soil gets too dry or you could plant Sutera with a plant that does wilt. Some good plants to consider are verbena, coleus, petunias etc. These companion plants will serve as indicator plants to let you know that the Sutera is dry and should help you avoid having the plant dropping blooms and buds due to drought stress.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Part Sun to Sun

Height
4-8"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, combinations and window boxes

Features
White flowers appear all season; strongly trailing plants; low maintenance; perfect filler plant in combinations

Torenia
Catalina® Gilded Grape
Wishbone Flower
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
8-16"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Plant alone or in combinations in all container types or in landscapes

Features
Heat and shade tolerant plants, snapdragon-like flowers all season; low maintenance.

Torenia
Summer Wave® Blue
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Part Shade to Shade

Height
2-6"

Spacing
8-10"

Hardy Temp
30°F (-1°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combination planters

Features
Amethyst-colored flowers all season; excellent heat tolerance; loves the shade; low maintenance

Verbena
Babylon® White
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn’t need to be trimmed back but can be given a “haircut” – a trim back – using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time. While naturally well branched, trimming them back will encourage additional branching, fuller plants, and ultimately more flowers. I usually give them a very slight trim as I am transplanting to boost branching.

A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Sun

Height
5-9"

Spacing
8-12"

Hardy Temp
15°F (-9°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes and landscaping

Features
Delicate, early-blooming white flowers throughout the season; low maintenance

Verbena
Superbena® Large Lilac Blue
Growing Tips
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary.

Superbena are our most vigorous, heat tolerant, and mildew tolerant series. While always great in containers they are also fantastic in landscape beds. They can tolerate dry soils and lower fertility. Normally either an application of slow release fertilizer or amending with compost is enough to keep them happy and blooming in landscape beds. They shouldn’t need to be trimmed back but can be given a “haircut” – a trim back – using a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at any time. While naturally well branched, trimming them back will encourage additional branching, fuller plants, and ultimately more flowers. I usually give them a very slight trim as I am transplanting to boost branching.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

Exposure
Sun

Height
6-12"

Spacing
12-14"

Hardy Temp
15°F (-9°C)

Uses
Use in hanging baskets, window boxes, landscaping and combinations

Features
Clusters of flowers all season; vigorous plants; great annual ground cover; low maintenance