Thanks to huge blossoms and sturdy stems, gerbera daisies are the ultimate cut flower. Gerbera daisy are container-friendly and have sturdy stems that don’t hollow out like other cut flowers. They also have an exceptional vase life, usually lasting up to 10 days.
Also known as windflower, anemones are grown for their beautiful, nodding blooms on long, wiry stems. The foliage looks similar between varieties, but size and bloom times vary between spring, summer, or fall. Fall-blooming Japanese anemones are particularly noteworthy because they fill the midsummer-to-fall gap in gardens.
You won’t find a better low-maintenance annual for your beds, borders, or containers than euphorbia. This tough plant offers outstanding heat and drought resistance. Instead of showy flower petals, euphorbia has modified leaves, called bracts. It’s a vigorous grower so it can quickly fill a garden space.
Aquilegia have truly unique-looking flowers. With their dangling bell-like shape and spurs at the back, there is nothing else quite them. Because Aquilgia bloom in almost every color, these easy-to-grow perennials are popular garden plants. They also seed themselves around the garden, saving you the hassle of resowing seeds each year!
Echinacea are also known as ‘cone flowers’. They grow well in the home garden, when provided with the right conditions. Echinacea are great in any garden bed. You get to enjoy the gorgeous flowers, as well as the colorful wildlife they attract.
Asclepias is also known as ‘Milk Weed’. It is the main food source for the beloved monarch butterfly caterpillar. This tough perennial helps out monarchs, and the flowers are a great nectar source for many other pollinators. Milk weed is great for any butterfly garden and other areas that need to attract pollinators.
Bidens typically have blooms in yellow or orange, but newer varieties include pink, gold, and white blossoms. In warmer climates where winter temperatures stay above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, Bidens are a perennial plant. Though they lose their blooms in late fall and winter, the beautiful foliage of this plant stays green all year long. In …
Used often as a groundcover or an edging plant, liriope is popular for good reason. It stays green year-round in many climates, produces pretty blue or white flowers, and is about as tough a plant as you’ll hope to meet. Its dense tufts of almost-evergreen, broadly grassy leaves are often striped. Stiff stems bear tight …
Also called fan flower, the abundant blooms of Scaevola are borne along fleshy deep green stems. This Australian native is heat- and drought-tolerant so it’s a good plant to endure in the heat of the summer. The trailing and cascading habit makes them a natural choice for mixed containers and hanging baskets.
Zonal geraniums get their name from the “zone” striping through the middle of their leaves. The colors are red, coral, white, and pink. This physical attribute is a helpful way to distinguish a zonal geranium from other types of Geranium. Zonal geraniums can live up to 3 years. However, you can make it to live …