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Abelia
Kaleidoscope Abelia

Kaleidoscope Abelia

Who doesn't want a kaleidoscope of color in their yard? Kaleidoscope Abelia has something for everyone! There are lots of different types of Abelia, but what makes this one so special is its vibrant tricolor foliage.

New growth has an orange tinge to it which then turns to a variegated lime and dark green. In autumn, foliage turns shades of deep yellow, orange and red. Plus it blooms! Light pink buds turn into white tubular flowers that appear spring through fall. Kaleidoscope will also fit into most any garden. It's a small shrub, getting to about 3 feet tall and spreading 3 or 4 feet in width. Planting in full sun will encourage the best foliage color, but this plant can also grow in shade.

Still want more? Okay then, try: heat resistant, drought tolerant once established, attracts butterflies, deer resistant (not deer proof!), pest and disease resistant. The Kaleidoscope variety makes a great accent plant and can even be grown in containers. Pick one up at The Garden Center this spring!

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Fatal Attraction Agave

Have you ever had one of those Valentine's that you thought might hurt you but you just couldn't resist? Fatal Attraction Agave is that plant. This spiny little guy has beautiful deep green foliage with a lighter green center stripe and red margins. Oh, and those margins? Have some wicked red teeth! Also a terminal spine.

Careful where you plant this one! It will get about 1 or 2 feet tall and wide. Probably not the best choice for a walkway. Don't let that scare you away though, it's also got its charms.

It's deer resistant and a super low water user making it super easy to grow. It will look great in your rock garden or mixed with blooming perennials. Maybe even mixed in with some cascading rose bushes. They also do well in containers.

If you can't resist Fatal Attraction, grab one quick, we only received a handful. We also got a TON of new agaves and yuccas if this particular agave is not your type. Come take a look!

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stockStock up on Stock! Get it? Huh? Bad joke. Sorry. Here is an annual that we see in early spring and late fall at The Garden Center.

As you can see from the photo, it blooms repeatedly when it's cooler. This annual blooms in pink, white and shades of purple. The blooms are also fragrant!

It also tolerates a light frost and has few pest problems. Plant it in full sun to part shade with well draining soil.

Keep the flowers going by deadheading often. Fertilizing every 4 to 6 weeks will also keep the blooms coming! This colorful plant makes a great filler plant in beds or containers and can be used as a border.

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