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Chilly Chili Ornamental Pepper

The Chilly Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) is an ornamental as well as edible pepper. It is heat tolerant and requires very little maintenance. It can be grown indoors or outdoors, and can be enjoyed by those with the even the most sensitive taste buds due to its very mild flavor. The peppers range in color from red, to yellow and orange. The Chilly Chili pepper is compact and does great in containers or landscapes.

Vinca Soiree Hanging Baskets

The Soiree Series of vinca is a must-have for any Texas gardener. This catharanthus is heat tolerant and performs best in well-drained soils. This low-maintenance beauty is self-branching and sustains a compact habit that does not need any mechanical or chemical pinches. Place your Soiree Vinca in a spot that gets lots of light, then kick back and enjoy!

Manihot Variegated

Whatever the temperature this plant with its creamy yellow markings will make a splash in any garden. Manihot will work well in containers, a garden bed, full sun or shade. Use as a focal point in your garden or to add a pop of color in front of any solid color planting. This fast grower can reach 3 feet in height with a 4-5 foot width. Normally grown as an annual, but can be trimmed back and moved into a pot over the winter.

Cyclamen

Cyclamen with its heart shaped leaves and showy flowers, is a native to the Mediterranean area. There are about 20 species that exist. Cyclamen needs moist soil but not soggy, so allow soil to dry out between watering. They require no pruning and little to no fertilizer. Cyclamen works outdoors and also as an indoor plant in an area with bright sunlight.

Coleus

Coleus is ideal for anyone who wants color in a hurry, whether in the garden, patio or house. There is no need to wait for the bloom on this plant because the color is in the beautiful, showy foliage. Coleus colors can range from red, green, purple or violet. It is a versatile and a vigorous plant that can be grown year round. It adjusts beautifully to life in pots, planters, flower beds or borders. The 'Kong' varieties are great for shady areas. Many growers will often pinch the non-showy blooms off to redirect the plants energy to the attractive foliage.