Annuals, Perennials, Flowers
Strong-looking, mounding plants with the substance and character of shrubs—albeit only seasonal or temporary ones. In summer, branch ends bear clusters of trumpet-shaped, 2-in.-long flowers that open late in the afternoon. Plants are killed to the ground by frost but resprout from their large tuberous roots. Sow seeds in fall or or spring. Plants self-sow freely.Mirabilis multiflora
Native to much ofthe Southwest. To 1–2 ft. high,3–5 ft. wide, with magenta flowers and gray-green leaves to 3 in. long.
The most widely grown irises fall into the bearded group. More than a century of breeding has produced...
Native to East Asia; forms fans of sword-shaped leaves from slowly creeping rhizomes. The plants are p...
From the deserts of Southern California and northern Mexico. Grows 1–4 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide, wi...