An improved earlier blooming version of Black and Blue. Another great salvia option for the mid to back of borders. Deer resistant and heavy blooming until frost. Full sun to part shade. 3-5’ high by 3’ wide. Hardy in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8a-10b, or grow as an annual.
A stunning new salvia variety with a neat but vigorous plant habit, and lush green foliage that is covered with sizzling scarlet-red flower spikes from April to November. Sterile and self-cleaning, no need to deadhead; always looks luxuriant yet tidy. Full sun to part shade. 2-3’ high by 2-3’ wide. Hardy in Zones 9b-10b, or grow as an annual.
A vigorous, tender perennial grown for its velvety burgundy-red flower spikes and lush green foliage, Saucy Wine blooms continuously from April to November. Sterile and self-cleaning, there is no need to deadhead. Like all salvias, Saucy Wine attracts pollinators but not deer. Full sun to part shade. 2-3’ high by 2-3’ wide. Hardy in Zones 9b-10b, or grow as an annual.
Add a splash of color and cheer to your garden with this award-winning Southern perennial. This tough variety offers strong pest/disease resistance and cold-hardiness to Zone 7. Enjoy extended flowering with up to 100 flowers on 12- to 14-inch stems atop lush foliage. For optimum blooms (and cut flowers), place in full sun to part shade and remove old blooms. Hardy in Zones 7a-10b, or grow as an annual.
Large bi-color flowers change from blue in the throat to white on the petal’s edge and are surrounded by green, strap-like foliage. Blooms open in spring, reblooming through summer. Part sun. 24-30” high by 16-18” wide. Hardy in USDA Zones 7b-10b, or grow as an annual.
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By Kelsey Minalga, Ball Ingenuity
Photographs courtesy of Ball Ingenuity
The flower industry is busy bringing new and exciting fall plants to the mix. And one of the most popular accent plants for the season is celosia, also know by the common name cockscomb.
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