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Lobelia aguana

Hundreds of well displayed, exotic, bearded, 2″ flowers jut out on prominent stems up and down the numerous upright stalks almost year round with the heaviest bloom occurring in Summer and Fall, with plenty of blooms continuing thru Winter. Pretty, evergreen, linear foliage. Can be cut back to 2′ tall in Winter to contain growth. Hummingbird heaven! Lobelia aguana, a …

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Lobelia erinus “Fountain Rose”

Lobelia erinus “Fountain Blue”xThis variety of Lobelia has masses of graceful, tumbling pink half-inch flowers. It softens the edge of the garden container as well as hanging baskets and window boxes. Blooms forever it seems and often lives over here in USDA Zone 8b, and always self-sows to grace your gardening world every year. Use rich soil for prettiest show! …

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Hibiscus

Hibiscus adds a tropical flair to your Sunnyvale garden. It is a bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree growing 8 to 16 ft tall and 5 to 10 ft wide, with glossy leaves and solitary, brilliant red flowers in summer and autumn. The 5-petaled flowers are 4 inch in diameter, with prominent orange-tipped red anthers. Provide the plants with at …

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Pansy

Pansy, Viola x wittrockiana   Family: Violaceae (vy-oh-LAY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Viola (vy-OH-la) (Info) Species: x wittrockiana (wit-rok-ee-AH-na) (Info)   Category: Annuals Tropicals and Tender Perennials   Height: under 6 in. (15 cm) 6-12 in. (15-30 cm)   Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) …

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Salvia – Hot Lips

Autumn Sage, Salvia x jamensis ‘Hot Lips’   Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info) Species: x jamensis Cultivar: Hot Lips   Synonym:Salvia microphylla   Category: Tropicals and Tender Perennials   Height: 36-48 in. (90-120 cm) 4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)   Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: …

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Amaryllis – Christmas

Amaryllis, Christmas, Hippeastrum x ?   Family: Amaryllidaceae (am-uh-ril-id-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Hippeastrum (hip-ee-ASS-trum) (Info) Species: x ?   Category: Bulbs   Height: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Spacing: 6-9 in. (15-22 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F) USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F) USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone …

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Pentas – Scarlet Red

Pentas are tropical blooming plants. When you know how to grow Pentas, you have a foolproof way of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies, too.

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Blanket Flower – Fanfare Blaze

Blanket Flower, Indian Blanket, Gaillardia, Gaillardia aristata   Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info) Genus: Gaillardia (gay-LAR-dee-uh) (Info) Species: aristata (a-ris-TAH-tuh) (Info)   Category: Perennials   Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)   Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)   Hardiness: USDA Zone 2a: to -45.5 °C (-50 °F) USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F) USDA Zone 3a: …

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Abutilon – Lucky Lantern Red

Various species within the genus Abutilon, including plants commonly referred to as flowering maple, Chinese lantern, Chinese bell flower and collectively as abutilon, are evergreen shrubs enjoyed for their maple-like leaves and bell-like, pendulous flowers. Hardiness varies by species, but most survive up to U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zone 8 or 9, and some cultivars are grown as …

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Poppy – Danish Flag

The Danish flag poppy is a beautiful flower. Early in spring, I bought a 4-inch port with small leaves and a promise of a poppy that looks like the Danish flag. Many weeks later, this plant is getting taller and taller and the leaves are larger and larger. I had lost the plant tag so I did not even know …

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