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Bedding Plants - Seasonal
Verbena  plants like full to
partial sun. They will grow well
in average soils. The soil should
drain well. Add a general
purpose fertilizer before planting
, especially if the soil is
poor.Once the plants are
established, they require little
care and will spread out to cover
the flower bed space you
allotted for them.
Marigolds are excellent
bedding plants that do well in
moist, well drained soil.  Remove
spent flower heads for
continuous flowering. They like
sun but can also tolerate shade
(shady sites delay flowering).
Deer and other pests do not like
This hardy perennial herb is
hardy to -40 degrees. Once you
have it established in your
garden your baked potatoes are
set for life.
Chives do like sun
but it doesn't need a full days
worth. Chives will do better
fertilized in rich soil contrary to
most other herbs. When you use
chives cut from near the base
and they will immediately start
Rosemary likes full sun, but in
the warmer climates they will
accept some light shade. They
thrive in a light, well-drained,
average garden soil . During the
growing season, pinch back
growth tips two or three inches to
promote bushy plants. Rosemary
varieties are reliably hardy to
only 20°F but will survive winter
potted indoors.
Nasturtium plants need full
sun and good drainage, but the
soil does not need to be
especially rich. Once plants are
established, limit them to one
deep watering every 7-10 days.
Plants don't require
supplementary feedings, and too
much fertilizer will result in leaf
growth at the expense of flowers.
Frequent picking prolongs the
flowering period, so cut flowers
often. Flowering season can last
into autumn, and the plants
self-seed readily.
Lantana plants like full sun and
tolerate poor soils.
Lantana plants make good  
border shrubs and ground cover.
Lantana plants tolerate salt spray
very well, so they are popular in
seaside communities. Lantana
plants are also drought-tolerant,
and they are also popular in
hanging baskets. Butterflies and
hummingbirds are attracted to
Bacopa will do best in a partly
sunny location. Set it into your
container at the same depth as
the dirt enclosure in which it
came. Make sure that the basket
or planter has adequate
drainage. Water well. Be careful
not to let it dry out. This
particular plant requires moist
soil at all times.It blooms
continuously throughout the
summer, and the thick, dark
green foliage and numerous
flowers quickly hang over and
cover up an unsightly container.
Castor plant is a robust annual
that may grow 6 to 15 feet (2-5
meters) in one season with full
sunlight, heat and adequate
moisture. Although it grows very
rapidly with little care or insect
pests and produces a mass of
lush tropical foliage, the
beautifully-mottled seeds
("beans") which are produced in
prodigious numbers  are
extremely poisonous.  
Zinnias require a sunny
location, and soil that drains
well.Water them well. Space
them 8 to 12 inches apart. Dig a
hole large enough to
accommodate the dirt
enclosures in which they came.
Water thoroughly. Try to avoid
getting water on the leaves, as
this will encourage disease.
Remove dead flowers to allow
the plant to spend its energy on
creating more blossoms.
Petunias like full sun. They
prefer rich, loose soil that drains
well but they tolerate poorer
soils. Petunias bloom throughout
the summer and into autumn if
faded flowers are removed
regularly. Plants quickly grow to
a height of 10-16 inches. Keep
the soil moist to slightly dry.  
Remove spent blooms to
promote additional blooms and
extend the blooming period all
summer long, and right up to the
first killing frost.
Coleus plants grow well in
moist well-drained soil, and
typically grow 0.5-1 m tall,
though some may grow as tall as
2 meters.  They are
heat-tolerant, though they do
less well in full sun in subtropical
areas than in the shade. The
colors of the plant will typically
be more intense in shaded areas
than in full sun, and the plants
will require less water there.
Coleus also make
low-maintenance houseplants,
and can often be propagated by
clipping a length of stem just
below the leaves.
Portulaca loves full sun and
thrives in hot, dry conditions that
make other flowers wilt. Ideal
spots include rock gardens,
between pavers, along baked
driveways or sidewalks, and in
containers on patios and walks.   
Portulaca grows 4- to 8-inches
tall and spreads up to 2 feet,
making it a great groundcover.
Pinch off spent blooms to
encourage further blooming.
Vinca prefers shade, regular
watering, and well-drained,
fertile, loamy soil. Will also grow
well in full sun. Tolerant of
infrequent foot traffic.  Vinca is a
low-maintenance delight - great
for controlling soil erosion on
shady slopes, for covering the
soil under trees and shrubs and
for window boxes. Blue-lilac, 1" -
2" flowers emerge in early spring
and may persist sparsely through
summer and fall. Spreads quickly
once established.
Cleome flowers come in white,
pink, or lavender. They grow up
to six feet high. Cleome grows
well in average soil located in
full or nearly full sun. It is very
drought-tolerant, though it will
look and grow better if it is
watered well. Space cleome
plants one to three feet apart.
Lamium (dead nettle) grows 6"
to 8" tall (15 - 20 cm). Plant in
part shade to shade. Lamium is a
real standout in heavily shaded
locations. Spreading plant
displays dark green leaves with
white center. Short spikes of pink
flowers. Tolerant of most soil
conditions. Plant in ordinary well
drained soil. Plant 12" to 24"
apart (30 - 60 cm). Do not allow
to dry out, keep well watered
during dry spells. A reliable
ground cover for any location.
Scaveola (Fairy Fan Flower)
loves the sun, and has lower
water needs than most plants.
Scaveola only gets to be  6 to 8
inches high but grows 2 - 3 feet
long and is a beautifully
flowering cascader for hanging
baskets and mixed containers.  If
in containers, keep evenly moist
but allow garden beds to dry out
slightly before watering again.
Plant Lysimachia  (creeping
Jenny) in moist, fertile soil that
has adequate drainage. They
should be planted in a partially
shaded location.  If necessary,
control spread by digging out
excessive growth from the edges
of the clumps. Lysimachia can
also be grown in one-gallon
containers and placed in 1 to 6
inches of water, in a partially
shaded location.
Chenille has a compact,
weeping form and stunning
flowers. This tropical plant makes
an ideal hanging basket or
accent in a container garden.
Exotic, brilliant red, pendulous
cattail flowers bloom all season.
Chenille likes partial shade and
moderate water. Keep soil
evenly moist.
Geraniums do best in
locations with six to eight hours
of sunlight per day. When
planted in areas of moderate
shade, flowering is reduced.  
The soil should be well drained.  
Overwatering and placing plants
in pots without good drainage is
the number one problem leading
to root rots in geraniums.
Removing dried or faded flowers
from the geranium plants the
Grow Thyme herb plants in full
sun if possible, although they will
tolerate a bit of shade. Thyme is
generally low growing,
spreading, 6 - 10" in height.
Thyme pretty much grows itself
and is is most fragrant and
flavorful when grown in dry, lean
Butterflies and bees are attracted
to thyme.
Plant Torenia in partial shade
or shade. Deadheading is not
necessary for this deer resistant,
heat tolerant plant. Attracts
hummingbirds &
grows to 10-16" (Short) . Filler -
Intermingles well with other
plants to fill in the middle
ground of a combination
Impatiens thrive in the shade,
however, impatiens flowers can,
with sufficient water, be grown in
partial sun. If they start looking
leggy late in the summer, trim off
the top third of their vegetation.
This will promote the emergence
of new impatiens flowers, plus
the plants will look better overall.
Lily-of-the-Valley is one of the
few perennials that can grow in
the deep shade of large trees
and shrubs. It also makes a good
choice in small contained
spaces. In areas where
temperatures remain cooler in
sun. This hardy perennial isn't
very particular about the soil it's
planted in. Lily-of-the-Valley can
spread quickly by underground
stems called rhizomes. Although
each plant only has two or three
wide and glossy leaves, it makes
a beautiful ground cover in
Lavender plants will tolerate
many growing conditions, but it
thrives in warm, well-drained soil
and full sun. A lean soil will
encourage a higher
concentration of oils. An alkaline
and especially chalky soil will
enhance lavenders fragrance.
Lavender is a tough plant and is
extremely drought resistant, once
Angelonia provides masses of
3/4-inch white blooms that open
along plentiful long, elegant
stems all summer long. A fine
plant for hot, dry, humid, and
even wet garden spots. This
super-easy sun-lover is grown like
Salvia and just as beautiful! 10
to 12 inches high, 12 to 14
inches wide.
Basil can be grown with filtered
light all day such as under a tree
or in a bright window. It is
important to keep the soil moist
and somewhat cool, Always cut
basil by taking off the tops of the
stems, about a third of the way
down, to an intersection of new
leaves. This will indicate to the
plant to start growing the tiny
new leaves into branches of
more leaves.
Dill plants are best grown in sites
with good exposure to full
sunlight daily (about 4-5 hours of
direct sunlight daily). Dill is so
fast-growing that some of its
foliage is mature enough to be
harvested in only eight weeks. It
prefers a sandy or loamy soil that
drains well. It is a light feeder, so
extra fertilizer is not necessary in
a reasonably fertile soil.
Cilantro may be grown in
containers or herb gardens. It
requires regular water throughout
the growing season and does
best in full sun and loose soil
amended with organic compost.
The plant will bolt (go to seed)
quickly in hot weather. Cilantro is
best picked early in the morning
just as the dew evaporates. Do
not wash the leaves or aromatic
oils will be lost.