Ahhh… sweet sunshine, without it’s brilliance and warmth what a cold lifeless world this would be.
We have a large selection of sun loving plants, many are also “Drought Tolerant” which does not mean you don’t ever have to water them, it simply means that they more easily recover from the occasional “Oooops.”
It’s hard living in a pot, with your roots constrained from their natural ability to seek out new sources of moisture and nutrients in the soil. These guys are totally and fully dependent on the care they receive from their human keepers.
No living thing is “Bullet Proof” just bullet resistant as we like to say.
We recommend that ASAP after you purchase your plants, that you establish a regimen of watering and fertilizing as recommended. We see many plants which are literally and needlessly starving to death due to lack of necessary vital nutrients. We grow organic, so we recommend Fox Farm “Tiger Bloom” or “Fish Emulsion.” But organic or not, please consider fertilizing, you’ll be amazed at the difference it can make.
These are all tried and true selections which survive and thrive in our highly variable New England weather patterns. If ya don’t like the weather… wait five minutes. Enjoy the visual feast!
Argyranthemum, Grandessa Yellow, 18-24" tall
Calibrachoa, Noa, Blue Legend, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Dark Pink Carnival, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Deep Purple, 8"
Calibrachoa ,Noa, Mega Magenta, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Mega Pink, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Papaya, orange-red bicolor, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Sunset Orange, red eye, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Mega Violet, 8"
Calibrachoa, Noa, Yellow, 8"
Calibrachoa, Million Bells, Buttered Popcorn, white-yellow bicolor, 10"
Calibrachoa, Calibasket, Corona, yellow-red bicolor, 12-14" tall
Calibrachoa, Calibasket, Pink Doll, pink-magenta bicolor, 12-14" tall
Calibrachoa, Chamaeleon, Skywalker, 9-12" tall
Calibrachoa, Chamaeleon, Indian Summer, 9-12" tall
Calibrachoa, Chamaeleon, Sunshine Berry, 9-12" tall
Calibrachoa, Million Bells, Cherry Pink, 10" tall
Calibrachoa, Million Bells, Crackling Fire, 10" tall
Calibrachoa, Noa, Apricot, yellow-red bicolor, 8"
Calibrachoa, PW, Lemon Slice, yellow-white bicolor, 8" tall
Calibrachoa, PW, Tropical Sunset, stunning color patterns, 8" tall
Cosmos, Sonata Mix, shorter 24" plants bloom from summer to frost
Petunia, Crazytunia, Mandeville
Euphorbia, Star Blast Snowdrift, extremely drought tolerant, 12" tall
Four O'Clocks, Kaleidoscope Mix, 24" tall, opens in the evening, evening scented. Annual, but roots can be dug in fall for replanting the next spring.
Gazania, Sunshine Mix, sun lover, drought tolerant 9" plants bloom summer until frost. Flowers close at night. Keep well dead headed.
Geranium, Interspecific, Roaring Dark Red, 18-24" tall
Geranium, Interspecific, Roaring Lilac, 18-24" tall
Gerbera, Prince Neon Violet
Gerbera, Revolution Select Mix, 12-16" tall
Gerbera, Revolution Red-Yellow Bicolor, 12-16" tall
Lantana, Evita Red, drought tolerant, 11-15" tall
Lavender, Purple Ellagance, zone 5 perennial, 12-14" tall, wonderful rich purple color, very fragrant, likes a well drained garden spot, full sun
Petunia, Littletunia, Pink with Veins, 6-12" tall
Nemesia, Nesia, Tropical, lovely scented blossoms, prolific bloomer, 6-12" tall
Petunia, Happy Magic, Vanilla Raspberry, 8-16" tall
Petunia, Ray Purple, 12" tall
Petunia, Amore Queen of Hearts, large 12-16" plants
Petunia, Constellation Aries, 10-15" tall
Petunia, Constellation Virgo, 10-15" tall
Petunia, Crazytunia, Frisky Purple, 8-16" tall
Petunia, Crazytunia, Moonstruck, 12" tall
Petunia, Littletunia, Bicolor Bliss, 6-12" tall
Petunia, Ray Black, 12" tall
Petunia, Ray Sunflower, beautiful bicolor, 12" tall
Petunia, Surfinia, Heavenly Blue, 8-10" tall
Portulaca, Colorblast Watermelon Punch, extremely drought tolerant, 4-6" tall, great trailing/spreading variety.
Regal Geranium, Elegance Imperial, 8-10" tall, will get taller if grown in larger containers.
Rudbeckia, Annual, Chocolate Orange, 15-20" tall, blooms summer to frost
Rudbeckia, Annual, Denver Daisy, 18-20" tall, blooms summer to frost
Ruellia, (Mexican petunia) Purple Showers, 18-24"+ tall, very drought tolerant once established
Salvia, Annual, PW, Rockin Deep Purple, 24-40" tall, can be grown in larger containers
Scaevola Suntastic Yellow, extremely drought tolerant, 10-15" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety
Scaevola, Surdiva blue, extremely drought tolerant, 4-6" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety
Scaevola, Surdiva Pink, extremely drought tolerant, 4-6" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety
Scaevola, Surdiva White, extremely drought tolerant, 4-6" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety
Sedum, Annual, PW, Lemon Coral, these plants are amazing, fast growing, tough, trailing, not hardy in Vermont but they go even with snow on them. 3-6" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety
Snapdragon, Tall-Cutting, Rocket Mix, 30-36"
Snapdragon, Dwarf, Bronze Dragon, 12", dark bronze-purple leaves
Sunflower, Autumn Beauty Mix, 60-72", blooms summer to frost, multi-branched
Sunflower, Tall Border Mix, 72-84", blooms summer to frost, multi-branched
Thunbergia, Arizona Glow, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost
Thunbergia, Arizona Rose Sensation, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost
Thunbergia, Sunny Susy Brownie, up to 96" tall, blooms until frost
Tithonia, Mexican Sunflower, "Torch," butterfly magnet, up to 60" tall and WIDE, needs room to do its thing, excellent temporary hedge or specimen plant
Verbena, Hurricane Pink, beautiful bicolor blossoms, 12-14" tall
Verbena, Tamari Candystripe, beautiful and vigorous variety, 4-10" tall, nice trailing/spreading variety