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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Cuphea llavea--Batface Cuphea(10 of 15)

  • Tiny elongated purples and red blossoms that resemble a bat's face bloom from spring to frost.
  • It has an upright growth habit with a height of 1 foot and a spread of several feet under good conditions.
  • Not prone to insect or disease problems.
  • Some call it the Mickey Mouse plant.

    All zones -- it's an annual

    Care for Batface Cuphea:

  • Sun to partial shade.
  • Water regularly.

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