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Zinnias in the Limelight

QUEEN ZINNIA LIME RED

Where would summer be without beloved zinnias? These easy-to-grow annual flowers really put a pop of color & structure in the summer landscape. They are super easy to grow and available in a rainbow of colors. One zinnia variety we just can't get enough of this season is the Queen Zinnia Lime Red. This unique, statuesque flower is sure to take center stage as the 'queen' of the garden this summer!

These boast large fluffy blooms in shades of lime sprinkled with a subtle maroon that stand above well-branched, bushy, dark green leaves. The bi-colored flowers can even span 3 inches across! These warm weather favorites feature a long bloom time and drought resistance for fabulous garden performance. These beauties will bloom from early summer into fall. And, standing at 24-30 inches tall, they are great in borders or as an accent, and of course, look amazing in pots. These flowers are also a perfect addition to any cutting garden, as you’ll have fresh blooms to bring indoors all summer long!

Tip: Be sure to pinch these plants so that they will continue to profusely flower all throughout the summer.

Garnish with Lemon

LUCKY LEMON GLOW LANTANA

Searching for a colorful, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plant? Then Lucky Lemon Glow Lantana is the plant to have. This annual delivers vivid color with an abundance of trumpet shaped flowers. With dark green foliage, the Lucky Lemon Glow is a bi-color Lantana with yellow in the center fading to white on its outer edges. The flowers open from knobby yellow buds, and no two are just alike.

Lantana loves to soak up the heat and requires very little maintenance. It looks great whether in the garden or potted on the patio. Compact and super-floriferous, it's the perfect choice for sunny annual beds, hanging baskets, planters, and so much more! At just 12 to 16 inches high and nearly as wide, this Lantana variety is well-branched and bushy and will bloom from early summer all the way into fall.

And to really top this beauty off, Lucky Lemon Glow is an absolute magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds, and deer seem to leave it alone. It will bounce back quickly after the rain and it will soak up the heat and humidity all summer long. This lush lemon-yellow Lantana is a sweet addition to your garden this summer!

Good Golly Miss Molly

MISS MOLLY SUMMER LILAC

Our Plant of the Week is the gorgeous Miss Molly Summer Lilac. Also known as Buddleia or Butterfly Bush, this plant pushes the color spectrum with blooms boasting rich hues of dark sangria-red. Flowers will appear from June until frost. To encourage re-blooming, deadhead the spent blooms. This beauty is nice and neat with compact branching. And, is a fast grower reaching 4-5 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide. It prefers well-drained soil and can even tolerant drought once established. Prune in late fall or early spring for best results. It is sterile and will not produce unwanted seedlings like some of the other Buddleias. Other non-seeding cultivars include ‘Blue Chip’, ‘Purple Haze’, ‘Miss Ruby’ and ‘Asian Moon’. Butterfly Bush is top butterfly attractor and appeals to many different types. Bring butterflies to your garden with this summer stellar!

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