Native to much of the U.S. Low-growing summer bloomers with daisy-like flowers in warm colors—yellow, bronze, scarlet. Plants thrive in heat and need good drainage. Easy to grow from seed and fine for cutting and borders; often reseed.Gaillardia pulchella
This annual grows to 1 1/2–2 ft. high and 1 ft. wide, with soft, hairy leaves and long, whiplike stems carrying 2-in. flowers in warm shades of red, yellow, and gold. Easy to grow; sow seeds in warm soil after danger of frost is past (in Zones 12 and 13, sow in fall). ‘Red Plume’ and ‘Yellow Plume’ are double flowered, with 2-in. blossoms on uniform 12–14-in. plants.
Mediterranean native. Includes curly as well as broad-leafed endive (escarole), both of which form a r...
From North Africa. Grows to 1 1/2–2 1/2 ft. tall and 6–12 in.wide, with narrow gray-green ...
Native to Europe and Asia, this salad vegetable is grown for its thick, crunchy stalks.