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Plants With Year-Round Interest

Here are 10 plants that will provide year-round interest to any landscape.

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Supertunia® 'Royal Velvet'

  • Spreading tender perennial grown as an annual with profuse purple flowers.

  • Vigorous growth.

  • Good heat tolerance.

  • Plant in full sun.

  • Plant in rich, but well-drained soil; water and fertilize regularly.

  • Height: 5-7 inches

  • Width: 24-36 inches, spreading

Annual or houseplant in USDA zones 2-9
Tender perennial in USDA zones 10-11:

  • Zones 2-9: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; mulch in colder zones for protection; plant in full sun; fertilizer frequently; water when dry; bring indoors before first frost or discard after frost.

  • Zones 10-11: Plant in spring; mulch to conserve moisture; plant in full sun; fertilizer frequently; water when dry; cut back by half fall; water sparingly in winter.

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