Annuals

Annuals

Begonia G. Evansiana Alba

Begonia G. Evansiana AlbaLatin Name: Begonia
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Width: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: ‘Alba’ is a white-flowered form of hardy begonia. It is a clump-forming, tuberous-rooted perennial that typically forms a bushy mound of foliage to 2′ tall on branching stems. Large, ovate, olive-green leaves with red-tinted undersides, red veining and heart-shaped bases form an attractive foliage mound. Red tints in the stems and leaves are less pronounced in this botanical variety than in B. g. subsp. evansiana. Drooping clusters of white flowers (to 1″ across) appear in July, sometimes blooming to frost.

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Nemesia

NemesiaLatin Name: Nemesia
Height: 6-8 inches
Width: 1 ft
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Nemesia is a charming cool-season annual with pretty little snapdragon-shape flowers — often fragrant — that bloom in a wide range of colors. It does best in spring and fall (winter in mild-winter climates), though some varieties have better heat-tolerance than others. In cool-summer areas, such as the Pacific Northwest, nemesia will continue to bloom right through the summer into fall. Nemesia prefers moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter.

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Cordyline Baueri

Cordyline BaueriLatin Name: Cordyline Baueri
Height: 8-10 ft.
Width: 4-6 ft.
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Slender trunk is topped by a five foot wide crown holding clusters of rich burgundy red, sword-like leaves. Fragrant white flowers top the stems in early summer. Heat and drought tolerant when established. A superb specimen plant for landscape or patio container.

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Plumbago Auriculata

Plumbago Auriculata Latin Name: Plumbago Auriculata
Height: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Width: 1.00 to 3.00 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Features clusters (terminal racemes) of pale blue phlox-like flowers that bloom freely throughout the growing season. Flowers are followed by barbed fruit capsules. Oblong to oblanceolate green leaves (to 3” long) have ear-shaped bases, hence the species name.

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Euphorbia Diamond Frost

Euphorbia Diamond Frost Latin Name: Euphorbia hypericifolia
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Width: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: DIAMOND FROST, is a vigorous spurge that produces a profuse, non-stop bloom of tiny white flowers from spring to frost. Plants typically grow to 12-18” tall on generally upright stems clad with gray-green leaves. Tiny white flowers reminiscent of baby’s breath (Gypsophila) bloom freely.

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Salvia Victoria Blue

Salvia Victoria BlueLatin Name: Salvia farinacea
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Width: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: It features two-lipped, violet-blue flowers in axillary and terminal racemes (to 4-8” long) from summer to fall. Drooping, irregularly-serrate, ovate-lanceolate, gray-green leaves (to 3” long). ‘Victoria Blue’ is a compact, densely-branched cultivar that typically grows to 15-24” tall and features large deep blue flowers from summer to fall. Common name and specific epithet are in reference to the white powdery felting found on the upper stems and calyx.

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Hibiscus Yoder Hybrid

Hibiscus Yoder HybridLatin Name: HIBISCUS rosa-sinensis
Height: 2′-3′
Width: 2′-3′
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Tropical hibiscus is heat tolerant and prefers full sun and mildly acid to neutral, well-drained soil. Very poor and alkaline soils lead to nutrient deficiencies which cause leaf yellowing. It blooms in new wood. Annual pruning is best done in early spring to allow the shrub to rejuvenate early in the season. Pest and disease problems are minimal. This is a garden staple in both tropical and temperate landscapes. The vibrant shrub makes a wonderful container specimen where not hardy. In frost free zones it can also be grown in landscape and foundation plantings.

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Verbena

Verbena Latin Name: Verbena
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Width: 1.50 to 3.00 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Verbena is a spreading plant ideal for cascading over retaining walls, pots, baskets, and window boxes. As log as the soil is extremely well drained, verbena will reward gardeners with countless clusters of small blooms all season. It’s fairly drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for hanging baskets, rock gardens, planting in cracks between stones, and other tight places. One annual verbena, ‘Imagination’, is a standout for taking the hottest, driest conditions. It will even do well in a clay strawberry pot!

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Lantana

LantanaLatin Name: Lantana
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Width: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Lantana’s aromatic flower clusters (called umbels) are a mix of red, orange, yellow, or blue and white florets. Other colors exist as new varieties are being selected. The flowers typically change color as they mature, resulting in inflorescences that are two- or three-colored.”Wild lantanas” are plants of the unrelated genus Abronia, usually called “sand-verbenas”.

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Canna Assorted

Canna Assorted Latin Name: Canna
Height: 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Width: 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light: Full sun
Water: Average
Soil: Well Drained
Description: Cannas are vibrant tender perennials that produce bold leaves and showy flowers in shades of red, orange, yellows and pinks. It is a useful summer bedding plant for both containers and borders, but does well in cool conservatories in summer.