Grown for their striking form and flower clusters. All do well in dry, poor soil but need good drainage. All are excellent for seacoast gardens. Flowers attract bees. Give little or no water in mild-summer climates, weekly irrigation during summer in hotter areas.Echium vulgare
Biennial grown as an annual. European native blooms the first year if sown between early fall and earliest spring. Grows to 1–3 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide. Leaves are covered with stiff white bristles; blue, white, or pink flowers appear in spikelike clusters. Endures aridity and poor soil. Seeds freely and can become a pest if seedlings are not hoed out.
Shrub roses bloom prolifically over a long season and have abundant disease-resistant foliage. Most lo...
From Morocco. This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 6 in. wide. Summer flowers appear in red...
From Mexico. Easy-to-grow, summer-fruiting tomato relative known botanically as Physalis ixocarpa