Grows Best in Full Sun
Grows Best in Part Sun/Part Shade
|Grows Best in Shade|
|Select cultivars of natives to North America|
Potentially invasive nonnative in CT area
Non-hardy plants that are often treated as annuals. Most can be overwintered indoors.
NEW ’14 Begonia
semperflorens 'Whopper Red Bronze Leaf' z
2 gal. $12
suav. ‘Variegata’ z8
sun, part shade
Gorgeous 8-ft. tall plant
with white & green variegated foliage and large, trumpet-shaped, white
Re-NEW ’10 Canna variegata ‘Pretoria’
7 sun in cooler zones
Dig up in fall and store in
barely moist peat moss 40 – 50 degrees F.
40” tall specimen plant with vivid cream, yellow and green stripes and
orange flowers all season. Great
focal point in pots, on the patio, or in the garden.
1 gal. $7.95
2 gal. $9.95
Large 40” high canna with
green foliage with major white splashing up to ½ white with light orange
'Royal Hawaiian Black Coral' pp23896
z7b part shade
4 ft. high elephant ear
with huge, glossy, jet black leaves with deep blue veins on black stems.
Overwinter indoors. Another
knock-your-socks-off focal point for patio or garden.
Fragaria ‘Gisana’ Strawberry
bears sweet, juicy fruits summer through fall.
This variety has large, deep pink flowers, dark green leaves and forms
runners. My favorite use is in a
cobalt-blue strawberry pot. Imagine
admiring a lovely focal point while eating some delicious berries.
Musa ‘Siam Ruby’
6 to 8 feet high in a pot.
Brilliant ruby-red leaves with a few green stripes.
Pinch top to make a lower, fuller pot.
Overwinter indoors. An
eye-blinding focal point for patio or garden.
Nasturtium ‘Variegated Queen’
Trailing plant to 6 ft. or
12” tall with gorgeous variegated foliage and mixed-color flowers.
Blooms all summer and fall. Leaves
and flowers are edible and delicious in salads and as a garnish for many dishes
(have a light peppery taste).
Chartreuse and maroon
foliage and red flowers.
Ricinus communis ‘Carmencita’
Castor Oil Bean (seeds are
poisonous) 6 to 8-ft. high bold,
tropical look. Large, maple-shaped
chocolate-colored leaves with red veins and cherry-red seed pods.
(Remove seed pods before they drop seeds and save for next year or
2 gal. $12