Annuals, Perennials, Flowers
Known best for their power to bloom in the garden’s shady spots, garden impatiens are part of a clan that contains hundreds of species. Most of the ones listed here are annuals or tender perennials treated as annuals, and most bloom all summer. When lightly touched, ripe seed capsules burst open and scatter seeds.
Usually grown as an annual evereywhere, this is one of the best bedding plants for shade. Rapid, vigorous growth; tall types to about 2 ft. high, dwarf kinds 6–12 in. high. Narrow, glossy dark green, 1–3-in.-long leaves grow from juicy, pale green stems. Flowers are 1–2 in.wide, come in all colors but yellow and true blue. All types are useful for many months of bright color in partial or full shade. Grow plants from seed or cuttings; or buy them in cell-packs or pots.
A varied group of striking perennials usually grown as annuals; they were developed from a number of s...
Native to the Caribbean Islands and tropical America. A popular street tree in Hawaii’s dry lowl...
Tropical plants grown for their brilliantly colored leaves. Blue flower spikes are attractive, but the...