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Gulf Stream Nandina

Gulf Stream Nandina or Heavenly Bamboo is a very hardy colorful evergreen shrub. New leaves are a bright scarlet red that turn to a blue green in the summer. As temperatures fall the leaves turn a bright scarlet red. This trouble free shrub with its compact shape is a great plant for foundation plantings or in a mixed bed. Partial sun to full sun with a 3ft height this nandina will add a great pop of color to in area.

Sandy Leaf Fig

If you are looking for a different ground cover Sandy Leaf Fig may be a good option. This evergreen ground cover grows to around 6" tall and can reach 5' in length. Bright green leaves transitions to an eye catching dark emerald green. This ivy will work well in sun or shade and will not climb. Plant in a container to spill over the sides for added interest.

Hosta

With many landscapes having a shady area where getting plants to thrive is a problem, a great solution is the Hosta. Blue Angel with its blue-green 16" leaves will fill in a large area with a great color contrast. You can also try Stained Glass with its golden leaves with green margins will add a bright spot to a shady area. Paradigm also has a bright golden-yellow leaf with a bluish green margin. Hosta plants also make great container plantings on patios.

Sedum

Sedum are a nice addition to any full to part sun landscape. Low maintenance, heat and drought tolerant. Sedum would work great in an area that the soil is constantly dry and does not receive the care that most beds require. Most stay on the small side and have a growing habit lower to the ground. Plant away from area with high foot traffic as sedums can't handle being walked over. Plant as a border or in a bed with other succulents for a unique look.