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Plant of the Week: Fireworks Pennisetum

A fiery show of color! An explosion of color, this upright, annual grass features variegated stripes of white, green, burgundy and hot pink blades. Fireworks produces red-burgundy foxtail plumes from mid-summer to early fall. It is the first variegated purple fountain grass that grows as a thick clump that can reach 2-4 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide. It is a great accent plant in the landscape or in containers or group en mass for a stunning display of color.

Fireworks flourishes in full to partial sunlight in average well-drained soils. It establishes rapidly and tolerates short summer dry spells. The vibrant color will intensify in the early autumn cooler days. Fireworks fountain grass is relatively disease and pest free and is deer resistant.

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Must-Have Summer Annuals

Looking for plants you can trust to create a beautiful, easy-to-maintain garden? Get growing with this season's must-have annuals by Proven Winners. These sun-lovers can take the heat giving you mega color all summer long. Here's our favorite proven performers...

Angelface Angelonia - Beautiful flowering thriller with violet flowers. Angelonia are heat-loving plants that will grow most vigorously and bloom best when the heat is on. The plants are easy care with no deadheading needed.

Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia - Soft-blue cascading flowers will bloom all season. This stunning annual offers cascading, well-branched flowers and is the perfect trailing spiller plant in combination planters.

Sweet Caroline Sweet Potato Vine - This trailing foliage plant in chartreuse makes a great spiller plant in container combos. It has excellent heat tolerance and is a vigorous grower.

Blue My Mind Evolvulus - True blue flowers and fuzzy, silvery-green foliage define this extremely heat tolerant annual.

Luscious Marmalade Lantana - Heat and drought tolerant annual with a mounding habit. Fragrant flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Royale Chambray Verbena - Vigorous and mounded, but will trail over the sides of containers. They will function as both spillers and fillers in combination planters and are best planted at the front of landscape beds.

Limoncello Petunia - Large, soft yellow blossoms appear on trailing plants all season without deadheading. Vigorous with slightly mounded habits that function as both fillers and spillers in containers.

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Plant of the Week: Royale Cherryburst Verbena

You'll love this NEW addition to our collection of verbena. Royale Cherryblast is covered with clusters of cherry-red flowers alternating with white stripes. This new verbena is vigorous and mounded, but will trail over the sides of containers. They will function as both spillers and fillers in combination planters and are best planted at the front of landscape beds. It will continuously re-bloom from planting to frost, attracts butterflies and tolerates the heat. This self-cleaning verbena is easy to grow and requires no deadheading.

  • 6 - 10 Inches
  • Continuous bloomer
  • Long Blooming
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deadheading Not Necessary

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