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Azure Rush Geranium

Azure Rush is a small compact plant with pale blue flowers that is easy to keep under control. With its medium size flowers that attract butterflies, it is rabbit and deer resistant. This geranium will add a bright spot of color to any part shade or sunny area. Use as a container plant with any type of salvia or sage on the patio for a pop of color. Can bloom from early spring to late fall in some areas, but keep away from foot traffic as this will cause damage. 18-20 inches tall with a 23-27 inch spread.

Caesalpinia Mexicana

This plant is grown mainly for its bright yellow and fragrant flowers. Native to the Rio Grande Valley, it can take high heat and full sun with little water. Considered a large shrub or small tree that is evergreen. Height can reach 30 foot but, usually stays in the 15 foot range with a 15 foot spread. The seed pods can be poisonous, so this may not be a plant for you if you have small children or pets.

Persicaria 'Red Dragon'

With pointed heart-shaped leaves in a mid shade of green with silvery markings, this is a beautiful foliage plant. This is a mounding plant that has small sprays of white flowers in the summer. This plant makes a great border or small accent plant and also adds a dramatic look to a container planting. Plant in full sun to part shade grows to 23-25' high, with a 23-35" spread. Works well in zones 6-9 deer and rabbit resistant.

Caryopteris 'Dark Knight'

This blue mist spirea variety has the deepest blue color of them all. Its tidy upright growth habit and profusion of flower spikes is a great performer in any landscape. Use as a hedge or a group planting in front of low retaining walls. This plant will grow in every light condition except full shade. Can reach heights of 48" with the same spread but can be trimmed to control its size. Drought, deer, and rabbit resistant, it will attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.

Cyclamen

Growing Cyclamen in your garden can be easy under the right conditions. Suited for shade or light shade in well drained soil. Mix with hardy perennials for a great fall/ winter garden. Only reaching a height of 8", plant near a shaded outdoor living area so they can be easily seen and enjoyed. Cyclamen also make a great container planting on decks and patios, with their bright colored flowers they will brighten up in garden or patio.