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Mona Lavender Plectranthus

This plant provides a pleasing visual whether it is in full bloom or not. The dark glossy green leaves give a double pop of color on their own because of their dark purple undersides. Add to this the stalks of pretty tubular purple blooms that are tucked in between and above, and you’ll have a show stopping plant that also attracts pollinators. Plectranthus can thrive with minimal care and can serve as a houseplant or outdoors as a shrub-like perennial. They perform best in part sun to light shade. Trimming off stems of young plants can encourage a fuller, bushier mature plant, and deadheading old bloom stalks will encourage a more continuous bloom period. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in 2 gallon TC pots.

Angelonias

Also known as Summer Snapdragons, these eye-catching annuals feature beautiful spikes of flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to frost. A great choice for hot, sunny beds and borders, mixed in containers with a filler-and-spiller format or in an eye-catching specialty pot. Angelonias are heat and humidity tolerant, requiring little maintenance other than dead-heading spent bloom stalks to encourage more future blooms. Grows well in wet or dry soil, but don’t overwater. Varieties sold here at Creekside Nursery are Purple Improved, Angel Mist Pink and Angel Mist Bluebird in 2 gallon TC pots.

Tropical Hibiscus

Looking for something showy for your customers’ patios and garden beds? Look no further than our stunning line of tropical Hibiscus. Dark glossy leaves provide the perfect background for displaying wide trumpet-shaped pinks, reds, yellows and peach petals, even some with double sets in the blooms. Hibiscus prefer to be kept moist but not soaking wet, so they need well-drained soil. They thrive in full sun, but because of their cold sensitivity, should be grown in moveable containers or planted in a protected area anywhere temperatures can dip into the thirties or below. The stamen, stigma and anthers of the Hibiscus blooms are highly attractive to butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds. Sold here at the Nursery in 3 gallon containers

Dyckias

Relatives of the Pineapple family, Dyckias grow in a rounded rosette form with colored leaves that are edged in sharp silvery-white spines. Most produce an orangish bloom on tall spikes in late Spring that attract pollinators. Dyckias are cold hardy, heat and drought tolerant and wildlife resistant. Unlike true succulents, they do not store water for arid times in their leaves, but respond to stressful conditions by just going dormant until adequate water revives them again. They are the perfect choice for the “plant it and forget it” type of gardener in xeriscapes, rock gardens and well-drained containers. Several varieties are sold here at Creekside in 2 gallon TC pots in colors from a deep burgundy to metallic silver.