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Growing Tips:

  • Likes full sun

  • These are tough, summer plants that love warm temperatures

  • Give regular water to keep soil moist, but not soggy

  • Remove dead flowers on Ageratum, Helenium and Angelonia to promote branching and keep looking fresh

  • Feed monthly with water-soluable fertilizer. Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer mixed with kelp is great

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Container is round

Dimensions: 18 inches (46 cm)

Plant Names & Comments:

  1. Stipa
    (Stipa lessingiana)
    Grow 14 to 16 inches (35-40 cm) tall, and 24 to 28 inches (60-70 cm) wide. Wispy, fine-textured grass adds a soft touch to mixed containers or any planting. Heat and drought tolerant.

  2. Dichondra
    (Dichondra argentea 'Silver Falls')
    Velvety silver leaves with trailing habit

  3. Helenium
    (Helenium amarum)
    Grows 12 to 14 inches (30 to 35 cm) tall and 15 to 16 inches (38 to 40 cm) wide. Bright golden daisy-like flowers and fine-textured green foliage. Compact mounded habit, making it great for mass plantings or as a border plant. Tough, vigorous plants that do well in high heat, with either high or low humidity, but tolerate cool conditions as well!

  4. Ageratum
    (Ageratum houstonianium 'High Tide')
    Forms a dense, mounded hedge of color, growing taller and more vigorously than any other ageratum. Grows 14 to 16 inches (36-41 cm) tall and 12 inches (31 cm) wide. Looks best in full sun with an occasional removal of dead flowers to promote healthy growth

  5. 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

1. Stipa - Capriccio

2. Dichondra - Silver Falls

3. Helenium - Dakota Gold

4. Ageratum - High Tide Blue

5. Angelonia - Serena White

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