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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.

Euphorbia

Euphorbia is a small annual that works as a low maintenance groundcover in the landscape. It has unique blooms that are made up of small flowers that are surrounded by colorful bracts. Euphorbia has cultural practices that are very similar to that of a cacti or a succulent. It requires little care, water and food. It also does not require much space, making this plant ideal for the landscape and for the home!

Hanging Basket Poinsettias

This holiday season, Creekside has a beautiful plant to help bring you some cheer, the poinsettia! Known as the Christmas plant, the poinsettia is native to Mexico and Central America. It was first introduced to the United States back in the early 1800s by Joel Robert Poinsett, who was the United States Ambassador to Mexico. The common name we are all familiar with is named after him.

Chile Pequin Pepper

The Chile Pequin Pepper is an attractive annual hot pepper. At maturity, it can get to be between two and four feet tall. It has white flowers and little red peppers that are extremely hot. The Chile Pequin is about ten times hotter than a jalapeno pepper, hitting approximately 40,000 to 60,000 units on the scoville scale! The Chile Pequin has low water requirements and is very heat tolerant. It is easy to grow and is an excellent xeriscaping plant.