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Featured are some of the plants which are sold at our plant shops.  Please be reminded that these plants are imported and must be adjusted to our conditions by putting them in a bright location but out of direct sunlight for about four (4) weeks before putting into full sun (if they are full sun plants).

Verbena

Light plant in full sun or part sun (morning sun and afternoon shade)
Water see watering tips
Height grows 6 - 12 inches tall
Other

is an annual; plant 12" - 15" apart in garden beds; prune lightly after blooming to force flowering; normally flowers from mid-June to October

Torenia

Light plant in a slightly shaded area with little sun to prevent them from becoming spindly 
Water see watering tips
Height grows 6 - 8 inches tall
Other

flowers for long periods; if planted in a garden bed, plant 8" - 9" apart; hanging types available

Petunia

Light plant in full sun or part sun
Water see watering tips
Height grows approx. 12 inches tall
Other

is an annual; ideal in hanging baskets; can also be used in garden beds and pots; if planted in garden beds, plant 12" - 15" apart

Impatiens New Guinea

Light plant in filtered sunlight; no direct sun
Water requires frequent watering; see watering tips
Height grows 12 - 24 inches tall
Other

is an annual; can be used in pots or garden beds; normally flowers from mid-June to October; do not place in a hot or dry location; prune dead blooms to encourage blooming

Gerbera

Light grow in very bright light or full sun
Water see watering tips
Height 10” to 12” tall
Other blooms all year round; best in rich, moist and well drained soil; plant 12” to 15” apart

Chrysanthemum

Light tolerates very bright light (can be placed in full sun after flowering)
Water see watering tips
Height grows 14” to 16” tall
Other

flowers mid May to end of November; can be used as potted plants or bedding plants; prefers slightly acidic soils; plant 24” apart

Crossandra

Light

grows in bright light or full sun

Water see watering tips 
Height grows to 2 feet or taller
Other trim plants regularly to keep a desired form; repot every other year; use a free-draining compost

Fittonia

Light

likes filtered sunlight

Water see watering tips
Height grows to about 2 feet wide
Other grows best when pot bound; repot only when roots are growing through the drainage boles ; can be used in hanging baskets

Dieffenbachia Bertina

Light prefers shade or filtered light
Water see watering tips
Height 12 - 14 inches; other varieties up to 6ft tall
Other grows best in a light free-draining soil; wipe leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to keep the leaves looking fresh