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Growing Tips:

  • Likes full sun

  • These varieties thrive in high heat while continuing to flower and look good. These plants love it hot

  • Keep soil moist, and feed monthly with a water-soluble fertilizer. Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer mixed with kelp is great

  • Prune Perilla to maintain shape and size

  • Remove dead flowers on Geranium and Angelonia to promote branching and new flowers

  • Diascia (Twinspur) may stop flowering if allowed to dry out, but it will bounce back in 1 to 2 weeks with regular watering

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Container is round in shape

Dimensions: 24 inches (61 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Geranium
    Comes with single or double flowers

  2. Magilla Perilla
    (Red Perilla)
    Is an annual with rounded foliage displaying brilliant splashes of hot pink, deep plum and green. These colors develop best in sun or bright, filtered light. It is easy to grow but performs best in fertile, well-drained soil

  3. Gaura
    (Gaura lindheimeri)
    Perennial that is native to Texas and Louisiana. Airy growth to 2.5 to 4 feet (.76-1.22 m) tall and 2 to 3 feet (.61-.91 m) wide. Flower spikes have many closely set 1 inch (2.5 cm) long white flower that open from pink buds. Long bloom period. Flowers age to a rosy shade and then drop off cleanly, but the seed-bearing spike left behind should be removed improve appearance

  4. Angelonia
    (Angelonia angustifolia)
    Perennial often grown as an annual. Angelonia looks a little bit like a miniature delphinium. Show 8 inch (20 cm) tall spikes of small, blue, purple, pink or white flowers. Plants grow 1 to 1.5 feet (.30-.46 m) tall and about 1 foot (.30 m) wide. Excellent bedding and container plant; provides long-lasting cut flowers. Easy to grow and likes moist, well-drained soil

  5. Twinspur
    (Diascia barberae)
    Perennial often grown as an annual. Mat-forming plant cascades well in containers. Coral to purple-pink flowers have two prominent spurs on the back that produce oils attractive to bees. Flowers spring, through summer to early fall. Good for rock gardens, borders and containers. Shear back after flowering has finished

1. Geranium - Neon Rose

2. Magilla Perilla

3. Gaura - Ballerina Rose

4. Angelonia - Light Pink

5. Twinspur - Wink Pink Improved

Some Information and Pictures from Ball Horticulture

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