Spider Plant (Cleome Hassleriana)
Spider Plant is a South American annual flower which blossoms not only bursts in a range of white, pink, and purple colors, but they also attract beneficial insects like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. This plant produces vibrant green palm shaped leaves that are wonderfully aromatic and it seeds provide forage to birds.
Starting Spider Plant Seeds
Also Known As: Spider flower, Spider plant, Pink queen, or Grandfather's whiskers.
Ease of Growing: Easy
Grown as: Annual
Maturity (Blooms): Early summer up until first frost.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry to medium moisture, well drained.
Suitability: Drought tolerant. Cut flowers.
Beneficial Insects?: Yes. Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds, and also tolerates rabbits.
Containers: Yes. Shorter cultivars can be used in large containers.
Sow Depth: 1/4-3/4"
USDA Zone: 1-12 Annual
Produces: A 40" plant with palm-shaped, aromatic leaves and showy, white, pink, and purple fragrant flowers blooming on tall, rigid stems.
Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
This native prairie biennial forms a rosette of leaves the first year, followed by flowers the second year. It is covered with hairs that give it a slightly rough texture. The Green-headed Coneflower (R. laciniata) has yellow ray flowers pointing downward, a greenish-yellow disk, and irregularly divided leaves.
Bright Lights Cosmos Mix is an annual warm-weather flower is that is native to Mexico, but can commonly be found growing in fallow fields, and along roadsides and railroads throughout the southern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 1-3' and features narrowly divided, slightly hairy green foliage and 2-3” yellow, orange, or red semi-double flowers with wide, scallop-edged petals and yellow centers. This plant attracts bees, birds, butterflies, ladybugs, pollinating moths, and predatory wasps, tolerates drought, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
(Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Candy Stripe’)
Candy Stripe Cosmos is an annual warm-weather flower is that is native to Mexico, but can commonly be found growing throughout the southern and northeastern United States. At maturity, this plant reaches the height of 3-6' and features finely divided, feathery green foliage and 2-3” flowers with yellow centers and wide, scallop-edged white petals edged with dark pink. This plant attracts bees, birds, butterflies, ladybugs, pollinating moths, and predatory wasps, tolerates drought, self sows, and is great as a cut flower!
(Cosmos bipinnatus ‘Radiance’)
Sunflower: Autumn Beauty (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower: Dwarf Sungold (Helianthus annuus)
Dwarf Sungold Sunflowers are truly a summer’s delight and a favorite of home gardeners. It’s hard to look away from their huge fluffy golden yellow blooms and even harder to resist fondling their super soft to the touch texture! Growing to a height of 30”, this sunflower is guaranteed to not take up too much of your garden as larger varieties are known to do. It also attracts bees, butterflies, and birds to your garden!
Sunflower: Mammoth (Helianthus annuus)
Sunflower: Mexican (Tithonia rotundifolia)
Sunflower: Velvet Queen (Helianthus annuus)
Zinnia: Canary Bird (Zinnia elegans)
Zinnia: Cherry Queen (Zinnia elegans)
Zinnia: Exquisite (Zinnia elegans)
A unique and colorful Zinnia that offers a range of shades. Exquisite Zinnia is an easy to grow annual that blooms bright red and fades to soft rose pink as the blooms age. Definitely a favorite of gardeners, florists, or anyone who loves cut flowers.