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Lavender Fernleaf

Lavender Fernleaf sports feathery, fern-like foliage with bright bluish-purple flowers that start blooming early and often throughout the summer and fall seasons. This plant loves full sun, heat and humidity and can grow 16-25” tall in Zones 7-10 with the beautiful bloom stalks reaching as high as 36” tall. The blooms attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is a great landscaping element and also does well in containers with good drainage. Long-lasting blooms display well in beds, containers or as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.

Sunshine Yellow Euryops

Also known as a Bush Daisy, this semi-evergreen shrub-like perennial can be grown in containers, beds and even used as a hedge. Performs best in Zones 7-10, but can be used as an annual in cold climates. Enjoys partial to full sun and once established, can tolerate some drought conditions. Will require more watering during times of extreme heat. This variety of Euryops attracts pollinators, is considered deer resistant and can tolerate some salt air conditions. Blooms nearly year-round in frost-free climates and deadheading encourages continuous flower production. Sold here at Creekside Nursery in a 2 gallon TC pot.

Holly Fern

The Holly Fern is an erect variety with very showy fronds displaying glossy holly-shaped leaves. This shade loving fern is perfect for mass plantings, beautiful as a potted specimen by itself or with other shade-loving plants. Sturdier than most other fern varieties, it stands up to coastal breezes without tattering and can survive well within a salt air environment. The Holly Fern is deer and rabbit resistant, pet-friendly and it has no spiny points like a true holly. Does best in Zones 9-11 and is considered as evergreen in areas with mild winter climates. Can reach a height of 2-3 feet with up to a 2-foot width.

Watermelon Carnival Heuchera

Also commonly known as Coral Bells or Alumroot, the Carnival line of Heuchera displays variegated foliages from pinks to black. Leaves of the Watermelon variety are a peachy-pink and shaped similar to grape or maple leaves. The foliage can last outside through the winter in warmer zones. Petite white bell-shaped flowers arise on long stems from the base of the plant in early to mid-summer and produce multiple rounds of blooms. This pretty perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, is attractive to hummingbirds when in bloom and requires very little maintenance. Mature plant size can be 10-12" tall and 12-14" wide and can tolerate full sun in cooler zones to partial shade everywhere.

Allison Cuphea

Also known as Mexican or False Heather, this delicate-looking but tough and durable plant with small, deep green foliage and loads of tiny pinkish-purple flowers will bloom all summer long. Can be grown as an annual in cooler climates and is great for bedding, borders, and containers in warmer climates. Its pretty little flowers attract butterflies and bees. This plant is considered self-cleaning, so deadheading is not necessary. Allison Cuphea will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is also considered as drought tolerant. Hardy in Zones 9 and warmer, it may die back after hard frosts, but will re-grow from the roots.