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Note - Needless to say, there are many other varieties that will grow well in this area, but these are some of our favorites mainly because they are so simple to grow and care for. If you have any questions about these - or some other varieties, please feel free to call us at 972-539-0855
 

Spring

Petunias

Spacing: 9-12 inches apart

Plant from 4 inch containers, the sooner - the better. Use Superphosphate for more blooms.

Summer

Canna

Spacing: 12-24 inches apart
(depending on dwarf or regular variety)
Plant from bulb or 6" containers into the fall. Nice alternative if you would like reoccuring color.

Spring

Portulca - Moss Rose

Spacing: 9-12 inches apart

Plant in April or later throughout the Summer from 2 1/4 inch containers.

Summer

Caladium

Spacing: depends upon variety
Plant from bulb or 4" containers into the fall. This plant will do well in shade only.

Spring

Zinnias

Spacing: 12 inches apart
Easy to grow. Plant from 2 1/4 or 4 inch containers. Easy to grow from seed once chances of frost have passed. Use Superphosphates for moreblooms

Fall

Mums / Asters

Spacing: 12 - 18 inches apart (depending upon variety)
Plant from mid to late August from 4 to 6" containers. Fertilize at least once a month until the buds show color. Avoid light at night because it could retard blooms. This plant will do well in partial shade.

Summer

Marigolds

Spacing: 12 inches apart
Plant after last frost from 2 1/4 or 4" containers. Replant in midsummer for fall bloom.

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Fall

Pansy

Spacing: 8-9 inches apart
Plant from mid to late October until March from 4" containers.Extreme cold can wilt the plant and ice can kill it. However, the plant usually weathersthrough snow with no problem. Superphosphate for more blooms.

Summer

Periwinkle

Spacing: 12 inches apart
Plant after last frost from 2 1/4 or 4" containers. Carpet preiwinkle is a newer variety that is wonderfully disease resistant and grows by runners. This plant will also do well in partial shade.

Fall

Dianthus

Spacing: 8-10 inches apart
Plant when weather turns cooler until late winter from 4" containers. his plant will do well in partial shade.

 

Summer

Mexican Heather

Spacing: 9 to 12 inches apart
Plant after last frost and into the fall. Lovely fern-like appearance with purple flowers. Prefers eastern exposure.

Fall

Kale

plant in November from 6" containers. This plant will do well in partial shade.

 
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