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.
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.
A popular plant for shady spots, New Guinea impatiens will produce brightly colored blooms from summer to frost. In addition to its flowers, this plant has bold, lustrous foliage that adds a tropical flair to any space.
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 …
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.
Ivy is an old-school houseplant that’s still trendy thanks to its easy-care nature, elegant look, and versatile stems. Ivy comes in varying shades of green, as well as marked with silver, white, or chartreuse. There is a wide variety of leaf shapes, too, so it’s easy to get just the look for your home decor. …
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 …
While these plants don’t have the most interesting or showy blooms, they easily make up for it with their stunning, jewel-tone foliage. Alternanthera make a wonderful accent in any garden setting and can even work well as showy houseplants. Also called Joseph’s coat, plant them in full sun for the best and brightest foliage colors.
Few flowers offer such an interesting form and variety of hues as the fuchsia. The unique blossoms resemble layered swirling, brightly colored skirts. These plants can bloom throughout the growing season and have the added benefit of attracting hummingbirds. Plant them in a hanging basket near a garden bench to attract the birds.