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Springtime Greenery

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Red Pygmy Dahlia (12 of 15)

Plant in moist, but well-drained soil; water when dry
Plant in full sun
Fertilize weekly with nitrogen fertilizers before bloom and potassium fertilizers during bloom
Height: 20 inches; Width: 12 inches
Annual in USDA zones 2-7
Hardy in USDA zones (7b)8-11:
Zones 2-7: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; cut back foliage and bring indoors before frost or discard plants after killing frost; may survive in zone 7b with extra mulch.
Zones 8-11: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; prune away old foliage in fall.

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Gay's Delight' – Gay's Delight Coleus
Annual grown for its bold chartreuse foliage with maroon veins
Plant in moist, but well-drained soil; water when dry
Plant in full sun
Pinch plants to encourage bushiness
Height: 24-36 inches; Width: 24-36 inches
Annual in USDA zones 2-9
Hardy in USDA zones 10-11:
Zones 2-9: Plant in spring after danger of frost has passed; cut back foliage and bring indoors or root cuttings indoors before frost or discard plants after killing frost.
Zones 10-11: Plant in spring; mulch in fall; prune away old foliage in fall.

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