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Pansies for Every Taste

We have a pansy to compliment every taste. With so many colors and "flavors" to choose from, use this menu to select the perfect pansy for your decorating taste. And, don't forget, pansy flowers are even edible... although, we can't guarantee you'll want to eat these little beauties. But, you'll sure love looking at 'em!

Fizzy Frizzle Sizzle
A tantalizing bloom with ruffled edges in shades of blue, burgundy, and yellow. This unique, prolific bloomer will steal the show in any garden or container.

Fizzy Lemonberry
A frilly flower with lemony yellow blooms and ruffled berry-colored edges. A real show stopper by itself, or make a bold statement by pairing it with ornamental grass.

Blueberry Thrill
A berry perfect addition to any fall flower bed or container. This yellow or white flower etched in varying shades of blue will product tons of gorgeous blooms all season long.

Dynamite Strawberry
Scrumptious blooms that add a blast of vibrant summer like color to any deck or garden. Each bloom reveals its own unique pattern making them spectacular.

Matrix Sangria
This cool season thriver will remind you of a refreshing summertime treat. With deep, rich burgundy blooms this pansy is sure to steal the spotlight.

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite.


Pansies are one of the most popular fall and winter flowers. The name pansy is derived from the French word, pensée, meaning "thought", as the flower was regarded as a symbol of remembrance. Pansies are available in a huge array of colors, patterns and sizes. The best thing about these tough little beauties is that they'll keep their blooms all through winter and even give you an early spring show!

On of our favorite pansies this season is the Coolwave Blueberry Swirl. As its name suggests, this variety features beautiful swirls of blues, purples, lavenders and bright yellows. The cool wave series offers a trailing habit that makes it an excellent choice for containers, baskets and window boxes. With medium-size blooms, this cascading pansy will bounce back from rainy weather and fill your garden or patio with beautiful blooms throughout fall, winter and into spring.

Plant pansies in sun and feed regularly to promote lush, vigorous growth and continues blooming -- we recommend feeding your pansies with McDonald Greenleaf Fertilizer.

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PLECTRANTHUS 'Mona Lavender'

A great plant for fall in Hampton Roads, Plectranthus offers lavender blooms from late summer well into the autumn. This annual offers ornamental foliage of deep green leaves with dark purple undersides that compliment the oranges, yellows and reds of fall. In addition to its stunning leaves, Plectranthus spikes tubular lavender flowers that last for a long period of time ~ making deadheading almost unnecessary. The slender blooms grow about 6-inches long giving you beautiful fall color.

Belonging to the mint family, this plant does not spread but forms a neat low, upright form. We especially love 'Mona Lavender' in fall container combos. You can even mix this fall favorite in bedding areas and in fall hanging baskets. Growing this annual is fairly easy and virtually trouble free, just be sure it gets full sun to light shade. When it receives more sun, Plectranthus tends to stay more compact and the leaves exhibit a more intense purple color on the undersides. And, for those of you who are always warding off deer, this one considered deer resistant.

Now don't get us wrong, we love mums. In fact, we adore them. But for those of you thinking that your only option for fall flowers is mums - here's an alternative, Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'


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