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Type Botanical Name Common Name Description Height Light Req. Zone Add to My List
Annual COLEUS ‘Hurricane Jenny’ Coleus

Rounded serrated foliage is maroon red and edged and centered in lime green.

12-24 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Kiwi Fern’ Coleus

A distinctive coleus with slender burgundy fern-shaped leaves, edged with gold ruffles.

18-20 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Sunset Wizard’ Coleus

Bright red foliage with orange apricot tones on a compact plant.

12-14 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Terra Nova Macaw’ Coleus

A dwarf Coleus with creamy yellow lobed foliage edged in maroon red.

4-6 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Wasabi’ Coleus

Brilliant chartreuse foliage on a vigorous upright plant.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLEUS ‘Wild Lime’ Coleus

Ruffled yellow foliage is edged in green.

16-22 inches Sun/Part Shade/Shade
Annual COLOCASIA esculenta ‘Black Magic’ Elephant Ears

Huge heart-shaped purple-black  leaves lend a tropical look to gardens & large containers.  Can grow in water.

3-4 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual COLOCASIA esculenta ‘Illustris’ Elephant Ears

A slightly smaller growing form with emerald green, arrow-shaped leaves marked with black.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual COLOCASIA esculenta ‘Royal Hawaiian Maui Gold’ Elephant Ears

Large, “elephant ear” foliage is glossy green veined in white and held on sturdy stems.

3-4 feet Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual COSMOS bipinnatus ‘Apollo Lovesong’ Cosmos

Large flowers in shades of pink and white on compact long-blooming plants.

18-24 inches Sun
Annual COSMOS sulphureus ‘Cosmic Orange’ Cosmos

Double and semi-double orange flowers on stocky plants.  Vigorous and long-blooming.

12- 20 inches Sun
Annual CRASSULA capitella Jade Plant

Fleshy propeller-like foliage is tipped in red and purple shades and stacked in small pyramids.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA ovata ‘Gollum’ Jade Plant

Tubular succulent foliage is tipped in red and grows on upright trunks.  Looks like some bizarre underwater creature.

2-3 feet Sun Succulent
Annual CRASSULA perforata var. falcata Sickle Plant

What a cool plant!  Gray-green, succulent, sickle-shaped leaves alternate in a tight clump.

12-18 inches Sun Succulent
Annual CUPHEA ignea ‘David Verity’ Firecracker Plant

Bright orange, 1”-2″ tubular flowers that hummingbirds love.  Blooms through the heat of the summer.

2-3 feet Sun
Annual CUPHEA laevis Cigar Plant

Hot pink tubes tipped purple and white.  Blooms throughout the summer.

18-24 inches Sun
Annual CUPHEA ‘Vermillionaire’ Firecracker Plant

Bright red, tubular flowers tipped yellow all summer on an upright plant.  A hummingbird magnet.

18-30 inches Sun
Annual CUPHEA x purpurea ‘Firefly’ Bat-faced Cuphea

Large, cherry-red, winged flowers through the summer are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

18-20 inches Sun
Annual CYNARA cardunculus Cardoon

Magnificent, silver-gray deeply lobed foliage is topped with purple, thistle-like flowers in late summer.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Dahlia

This showy cultivar has dark purple foliage and single red 4″ flowers through the summer. Store the roots in a frost free location over the winter.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Bishop of York Dahlia

Single clear yellow flowers over bronze foliage.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Chocolate’ Dahlia

Yummy double burgundy flowers darken to almost black in the center.  Stems and foliage are also dark.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Prospero’ Dahlia

Soft lilac pink double waterlily-shaped blooms are held upright on sturdy stems.

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Karma Serena’ Dahlia

Large double white blooms centered in lime are held on sturdy stems.

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Mystic Dreamer’ Dahlia

White to pink single flowers over dark burgundy foliage.

18-24 inches Sun Tropical
Annual DAHLIA ‘Onesta’ Dahlia

Dinner plate lilac pink blooms can be up to 10 inches across!

3-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DATURA inoxia ‘Variegata’ Jimson Weed

Large, white trumpet-shaped flowers over large, downy white-edged leaves.  Habit is sprawling so give it room!

2-3 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DATURA ‘Purple Petticoats’ Angel's Trumpet

Robust plants with large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers.  This cultivar with double purple and white flowers.  Seeds are poisonous.

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual DICHONDRA micrantha ‘Silver Falls’ Silver Falls Dichondra

Mat-forming with long draping stems of silver, pubescent foliage.  Drought-tolerant.  Excellent in containers.

2-4 foot spread Sun
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘Chroma’ Echeveria

Succulent rosettes of foliage are dark maroon mottled with pink.

4-6 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘Pearl Van Nurnberg’ Echeveria

Bold rosettes of succulent pink-toned gray foliage.

6-10 inches Sun Succulent
Annual ECHEVERIA ‘The Rose’ Echeveria

Thick ruffled lavender-gray foliage is very sculptural.  Forms a large rosette.

16-18 inches Sun Succulent
Annual EUCOMIS purpurea Pineapple Lily

Large, strap-like plum leaves and starry plum flowers.  Quite architectural. During winter dormancy need to be dry.

28-30 inches Sun Tropical
Annual EUPHORBIA ‘Diamond Mountain’ Flowering Spurge

Clouds of small white flowers through the summer. This cultivar is larger growing than E. ‘Diamond Frost’. 

2-3 feet Sun
Annual EUPHORBIA ‘Starblast Soft Pink’ Flowering Spurge

Clouds of small soft pink, baby’s breath-like flowers through the summer on a compact plant.  Excellent filler in containers.  

10-12 inches Sun
Annual EUPHORBIA ‘Starblast White’ Flowering Spurge

Clouds of small white, baby’s breath-like flowers through the summer.  Habit is compact and mounding.  Excellent filler in containers.

10-12 inches Sun
Annual EVOLVULUS ‘Blue My Mind’ Dwarf Morning Glory

Profuse blue flowers over gray-green foliage.  Heat loving.  Sprawls to 2 feet.

6-12 inches Sun
Annual FICUS carica ‘Vern’s Brown Turkey’ Edible Fig

Tropical-looking lobed foliage is ornamental, but this variety will also produce figs at cooler temperatures.

4-6 feet in a pot Sun Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Firecracker’ Fuchsia

Bright red tubular flowers over foliage variegated with pink and white.  Habit is upright.

24-30 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Gartenmeister Bonstedt’ Fuchsia

One of our favorites.  An upright grower with bright coral-red flowers over dark foliage.

22-24 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA ‘Koralle’ Fuchsia

Upright growing with long tubular orange blooms set off by dark foliage.

30-36 inches Sun/Part Shade Tropical
Annual FUCHSIA magellanica ‘Aurea’ Fuchsia

Small-leaved shrubby form covered with dangling red bells all summer over bright gold foliage.

2-3 feet Part Shade Tropical
Annual GASTERIA minima Gastric

An adorable mini succulent with flat, stemless, tongue-like fleshy foliage dotted in white

2-4 inches Sun Succulent
Annual GAURA ‘Stratosphere Pink Picotee’ Gaura

Butterfly-like light pink blooms all summer on an upright plant.  Best if not fed too heavily.  Heat and drought tolerant. May sometimes overwinter.  

18-20 inches Sun 6
Annual GAURA ‘Stratosphere White’ Gaura

Butterfly-like  white blooms all summer.  Best if not fed too heavily.  Heat and drought tolerant. May sometimes overwinter.  Upright habit.

18-24 inches Sun 6
Annual GAZANIA rigens ‘Rose Kiss’ Gazania

Large, 3” rose daisies banded in green. 

6-8 inches Sun
Annual GAZANIA rigens ‘Silverlight’ Gazania

Narrow silver foliage topped by bright yellow daisies through the summer.  Heat and drought tolerant.

6-8 inches Sun
Annual GLADIOLUS callianthus ‘Murielae’ Acidanthera

Fragrant white blooms marked with purple in late summer.  Attractive sword-like foliage. Corms easy to store in the north. 

2-4 feet Sun Tropical
Annual GOMPHRENA ‘All Around Purple’ Gomphrena

Spherical 1 inch rich purple flower heads are excellent cut flowers.  Blooms through the summer.

16-18 inches Sun
Annual GOMPHRENA ‘Fireworks’ Gomphrena

Spherical 1 inch hot pink flower heads tipped in yellow on strong stems are excellent cut flowers.  Forms a large, bushy plant by the end of the summer.

3-4 feet Sun