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Plectranthus

Plectranthus 'Variegata' (Plectranthus coleoides)

Plectranthus have been familiar houseplants for years. Lately they have grown increasingly popular for outdoor use as well. Their lovely scalloped foliage and trailing habit are perfect for annual plantings or cascading from hanging baskets on a porch or pergola. The variegated form…

Plumbago, Leadwort, Skyflower

Plumbago, Leadwort, Skyflower (Plumbago auriculata)

A tropical plant native to South Africa, Plumbago can achieve shrub size in frost-free climates. It is best used as a groundcover, edging, or container plant in most other regions. Blue flowers are somewhat rare in the color palette of nature, so this plant lends a unique dimension…

Plume Celosia

Plume Celosia (Celosia plumosa)

Plumosa is most correctly a type of Celosia rather than a species, indicating that the chosen variety has flowers that are upright plumes. These delightfully bright feathers of bloom bring vertical interest and long-lasting color to sunny plantings. Look for varieties with red…

Plumed Celosia

Plumed Celosia (Celosia argentea)

Provides an abundance of brightly colored "torch" shaped blooms. Perfect for heating up annual, tropical or perennial combinations. These long-flowering plants will put on a stunning display all season long with full sun and consistent watering.

Polka-Dot Plant, Freckle Face

Polka-Dot Plant, Freckle Face (Hypoestes phyllostachya)

Known to many gardeners as a houseplant or annual, this spotted leaf native of Madagascar is considered a subshrub in the warmest zones. Pinching out the growing tips will help keep the plant compact and bushy. Reduce watering in winter if grown as a houseplant.

Porterweed,  Jamaica Vervain, Brazilian Tea

Porterweed, Jamaica Vervain, Brazilian Tea (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis)

A must-have plant for anyone seeking to entice butterflies into the garden. Butterflies and hummingbirds both adore the petite tubular blooms that appear in summer. The long bloom season insures that you will enjoy many visitors so plant in an area close to a patio, deck or porch to…

Portulaca, Moss Rose

Portulaca, Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Colorful blooms open when the sun shines bright! The stems of succulent-like foliage may be upright or spreading and the blooms single or double, depending on variety. Carefree color for poor soil and hot, dry situations.

Primrose - Annual

Primrose - Annual (Primula acaulis)

Primroses are a welcome sight in the spring landscape. Their vivid colors and delicate fragrance are a promise that spring has really arrived! Primroses thrive in cool temperatures so don’t be surprised if the plants die back to the ground in the heat of summer. They should emerge…

Pseuderanthemum, Purple False Eranthemum

Pseuderanthemum, Purple False Eranthemum (Pseuderanthemum atropurpureum)

A rich mass of purple foliage adds an elegant dimension to the garden. Wonderful for contrasting with green or gold-foliage plants. Prefers some shade in hot climates. A great accent plant for containers on the porch or patio.

Ptilotus, Mulla Mulla

Ptilotus, Mulla Mulla (Ptilotus exaltatus)

Bloom clusters resembling feathery bottle brushes rise above thick foliage for a soft, yet striking display. Perennial in its native Australia, this selection makes a fun annual or houseplant in colder zones. A wonderful companion to trailing vines and fountain-like dwarf ornamental…