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.
Creeping fig is an eager climber and can withstand aggressive trimming much more than finicky varietals like English ivy. It’s best planted in fall and will grow slowly at first, picking up pace as it matures. It can eventually reach lengths of up to 15 feet in length.
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 …