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Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)
Achillea 'Coronation Gold'
These bloom nonstop from summer to frost! Bright 2-4” flower clusters top bushy 3’ plants. ‘Red Butterfly’ is electric red and orange.
‘Silky Gold’ is luminous golden. Height and Spread 3’. Sun.
Begonia (Begonia)
Begonia 'Dragon Wing'
Named for its eye-catching angel wings and large scarlet blooms. The plants are dense and well branched. Height and Spread 12-18”. Part Shade.
Celosia (Cockscomb)
Celosia argentea cristata 'Chief Mix'
Bred for cut flowers. Sturdy 2-3’ plants bear strong, 5” single stems of scarlet, red and gold, carmine-rose, carmine-red, golden-yellow, and clear rose. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun.
Celosia argentea spicata 'Purple Flamingo'
Spectacular purple plumes, borne on bushy plants with dark purple-tinted stems and leaves. Height and Spread 3-4’. Sun.
Coleus (Coleus)
Coleus 'Alabama Sunset'
Offers brilliant garden color that never stops “blooming”, the foliage is more vibrant and multi-hued than most flowers. Burgundy-tipped leaves shade into gold at the center; colors intensify with age. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun to Part Shade.
Coleus 'Saturn'
A study in contrast, the leaves of ‘Saturn’ sport vivid lime gold centers surrounded by wide rings of dusky purple, finished with a fine undulating edge of lime. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun to Part Shade.
Cuphea (Mexican Heather)
Cuphea hyssopifolia
Masses of lavender blooms among well-branched foliage. It forms a very dense mound. Perfect for containers or as a border plant. Height and Spread 12-18”. Sun.
Gomphrena (Globe Amaranth)
Gomphrena globosa 'Bicolor Rose'
Flowers are soft lilac rose with white center. Plants bloom continuously through summer heat and drought, sporting small, round, clover-like 1 ½” blooms. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun.
Gomphrena haageana 'Strawberry Fields'
The first true red. Small, round, clover-like 1 ½” blooms. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun.
Ipomoea (Sweet Potato)
Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie'
The deeply divided leaves are ebony above, purple on the reverse. Plants stand just 6” tall but can spread 5’ in a season. Great for containers or in the border garden. Sun to Part Shade.
Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'
Bright chartreuse leaves that lean to gold in the sun, pale green in partial shade. They measure 8” long by 6” wide, reach 6-9” tall, and are vaguely heart shaped. Great for containers or in the border garden. Sun to Part Shade.
Lantana (Lantana)
Lantana 'Patriot Rainbow'
The multicolored flower heads are lemon yellow, reddish orange, apple red, and lavender-purple all at once. Plants are compact, perfect for bedding and containers. Butterfly magnet!  Height 12-16”, Spread 15-18”. Sun.
Lantana 'Patriot Firewagon'
Rich, orange-red flowers. Height 12-16”, Spread 15-18”. Sun.
Lantana 'Patriot Hot Country'
Yellow to hot fuchsia flowers. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun.
Marigold (Marigold)
Tagetes patula 'Bonanza Bolero'
The distinctive bicolor blooms of this beauty are 2 ¼” wide and sport irregular splashes of red against a gold background. Height and Spread 10-12”. Sun.
Tagetes erecta 'Inca Orange' & 'Inca Yellow'
Huge color impact! “Inca” is completely blanketed in clear, bright colors—the kind that bring your garden to life all season long. Big, blooms, 4-5” across, fully double and solidly packed. Height and Spread 20-24”. Sun.
Pennisetum (Fountain Grass)
Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum'
The bronze-purple leaves and reddish pink flower spikes of this grass are striking in almost any garden setting or container. The flowers open in July and last until frost. Height and Spread 2-3’. Sun to Part Shade.
Penta (Penta)
Penta lanceolata 'Butterfly Cherry Red'
Sometimes known as Star Cluster, perhaps because the vivid, candy-apple red blooms have a small white eye that adds energy to the presentation. A true knock-out.  Butterfly magnet! Height and Spread 20-24”. Sun to Part Shade.
Penta lanceolata 'Butterfly Deep Pink'
The most compact member of the clan, with bushy foliage and bright pink flowers. Height and Spread 20-24”. Sun to Part Shade.
Petunia (Petunia)
Petunia 'Tidal Wave Cherry' & 'Tidal Wave Hot Pink'
Unique petunia whose growth habit is based on how the plants are spaced in the garden: closely spaced plants (12” apart) will form a dense mounded hedge 16-22” tall, but grown in a restricted space space with support, it will grow 2-3’ tall; spreads 2-3’ wide. Both varieties are intense shades of pink. Sun.
Petunia 'Purple Wave' & 'Misty Lilac Wave'
This series has a low growing, densely spreading habit that makes them delightful ground covers or trailing plants in baskets. ‘Purple Wave’ is rosy-purple. ‘Misty Lilac Wave’ is soft lilac splashed with white. Height 8-10”, Spread 4-5’. Sun.
Rudbeckia (Coneflower)
Rudbeckia hirta 'Indian Summer'
The largest-flowered Gloriosa Daisy you can grow! Enormous 6-9” golden-yellow blooms are single to semi-double. Excellent for cut flowers. Height and Spread 3’. Sun.
Salvia (Salvia)
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'
Large, intense, deep violet-blue spikes are unsurpassed for quantity and vivid color of bloom. Great cut flower. Height and Spread 15-18”. Sun.
Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Queen'
Succulent leaves that are a rich deep purple garnished with small, tri-cornered pink blooms that come and go quickly throughout the summer. Height and Spread 12-18”. Sun to Part Shade.
Verbena (Verbena)
Verbena bonariensis
It grows fully 4-5’ tall and carries 2-3” clusters of pinkish purple blooms on wiry, self-supporting stems. The dark green leaves are very narron and very sparse, so the plants are remarkably light and airy. A first-rate cut flower. Height 3-4’, Spread 15-18”. Sun.
Vinca (Periwinkle)
Catharanthus roseus 'Pacifica Passion', 'Pacifica Punch', Pacifica Red'
Unbeatable for massive color, with unique hues, big 2” flowers with overlapping petals, and extra-early bloom time. Strong, bushy plants grow to a uniform 10-12”, thriving in severe heat and in poor soils. ‘Pacifica Passion’ is deep orchid-purple with centers of contrasting yellow. ‘Pacifica Punch’ is intense rose-pink with darker center. ‘Pacifica Red’ is a deep rosy pink. Height and Spread 10-12”.
Zinnia (Zinnia)
>Zinnia angustifolia 'Crystal White'
Spreading 12” plants sporting masses of 1-2” flowers all summer. They are exceptionally tolerant of heat, humidity, and possess high disease resistance. Height and Spread 12”. Sun.