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FUCHSIA

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.

IMPATIENS

Impatiens provide loads of color with little effort in shady places in the garden. Most commonly, impatiens come in softer pastel shades, but some species come in warm colors like yellow, coral, and orange as well. Some varieties also offer double flowers that look almost like mini roses. With their quick growth habit, impatiens are …

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ASPIDISTRA ‘Cast Iron’

Shade tolerant and totally adaptable, Aspidistra offers abundant groundcover and grows well when planted under trees that cast shade. Basically, this plant is your solution to adding color back to your shaded areas. It’s thick, deep green foliage provides depth when added to flower gardens or grown indoors.

AGAPANTHUS ‘Lily of the Nile’

These wonderful plants are blooming machines, which you can think of as essentially the tropical equivalent of the daylily.  Agapanthus is a low-maintenance perennial that produces colorful clusters of blue or white trumpet-shape flowers in summer and fall. Agapanthus has strappy, green leaves add texture to beds, borders, and containers, too.

STROBILANTES ‘Persian Shield’

Strobilantes is one of the most beautiful foliage plants that you will ever see in a garden. From a distance, its leaves are a brilliant deep purple. The deep purple leaves are outlined with blue green edging and veinage.  The entire topside of the leaves have an iridescent metallic-silver sheen and are highly-textured. The combination …

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CALADIUM

Caladiums combine colorful arrowhead-shape leaves with easy growing requirements to star in containers and shade gardens from early summer until frost. Plant them in part shade or where they will receive filtered sun; bright sun can scorch their leaves. Pair caladiums with ferns, hostas, and other shade perennials in the landscape. They thrive in containers …

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SEDUM

A diverse group of plants, sedums come in a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes. They often can tolerate very dry conditions, thanks to their succulent leaves and stems. With so many species and varieties available, sedums can be found in bloom three seasons a year. There are two main types of sedums: creeping or …

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CORDYLINE ‘RED SENSATION’

Big, Bold, and Beautiful! That’s how we describe cordyline. This amazing Australian import develops brightly colored, strap-like leaves that look fantastic all summer long. Use cordyline by themselves in large pots or urns to flank an entry or mix them with flowering annuals to create an eye-catching focal point. Cordyline can grow 3 feet tall …

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ASIATIC JASMINE

Asiatic jasmine is not a true jasmine, but it is a popular, fast spreading, hardy groundcover. Jasmine is low a maintenance trailing foliage that does great in the sun or shade. Asiatic jasmine is an excellent addition to any warm weather garden. Keep reading to learn more about Asiatic jasmine care and how to grow …

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DICENTRA ‘Bleeding Hearts’

A classic cottage garden staple, Dicentra have long been a favorite in perennial gardens. These plants have heart-shaped pink or white blooms. Dicentra comes up in the spring and shows its beauty all growing season.

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