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Perennials Below 1'H

Find perennials that remain below 1 foot high under most conditions. These plants are perfectly suited for the front of the perennial border, garden, and landscape and many are suitable for groundcovers beneath larger plants and as spillers for containers and over walls. Some of the lower growing perennials in this group, like Frogfruit, may also be suitable for popping in between pavers and as an excellent lawn replacement. Growing conditions and how well a plant is established may affect it's ultimate size.

 

The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 1-3 or more bulbs actively growing in a 2.25" pot. Item# 12277

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
Currently In Stock: 18
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Clusters of button-like purple-blue buds open to frilly blue mistflower-like blossoms flowering from spring to fall on this new heat tolerant Ageratum. Artist® Blue is a new line that doesn't fade out once the heat of summer arrives and once a flower cluster has begun to fade a new set of buds are already growing to to take its place slowly building into a mass of foliage and flowers that attract smaller pollinators throughout the growing season. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in an average moist well-drained fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Use Artist® Blue Ageratum as specimen container plants as well as in mixed container gardens or in the garden and landscape. These Ageratums have been a standout in trials as the Dallas Arboretum, flowering continuously from early spring to early fall, as well as being a top performer in trials at Ohio State and Mississippi State. Item# 12193

Grows To: 8-12"H x 10-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The medium pink balloon-shaped buds burst open to nicely contrasting light pink star-shaped flowers with darker pink veining are produced over an extended period from late spring until fall. Astra Pink Balloon Flower is a dwarf compact selection that grows to about 8-12" high and 6-8" wide making it a choice plant for containers or as a long-lived garden and landscape addition. The compact habit helps this cultivar start flowering sooner than its larger growing cousins. Balloon Flowers make long-lived low maintenance additions and the interesting buds and large flowers are sure to make this a conversation piece. Purple and yellow fall color on a taprooted clump forming perennial. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, all rights reserved. Item# 11632

Grows To: 8-12"H x 6-10"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part sun, Part shade (Part shade in S regions)
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Bloomify™ Mango Lantana

Lantana 'Baloomang' PP31965

The large rounded flower clusters open a soft lemony yellow, darken to apricot and coral, and finally fade into shades of pastel orange. Bloomify™ Mango Lantana is a sterile dwarf cultivar with a compact, well-branched upright to rounded habit lending it to use near the front of the garden and landscape, in mixed contaiener gardens, and as specimen container plants. Since the Bloomify™ Lantanas do not waste energy on fruit and seed production they can spend that much more time flowering! The flowers are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators with their nectar rich flowers. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture Company, all rights reserved. Item# 12409

Grows To: 12-14"H x 10-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bloomify™ Orange Lantana

Lantana 'Baloomor' PPAF

2022 Pre-Introduction! The large rounded flower clusters open sunny yellow and deepen into shades of orange as they mature. Bloomify™ Orange Lantana is a sterile dwarf cultivar with a compact, well-branched upright to rounded habit lending it to use near the front of the garden and landscape, in mixed contaiener gardens, and as specimen container plants. Since the Bloomify™ Lantanas do not waste energy on fruit and seed production they can spend that much more time flowering! The flowers are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators with their nectar rich flowers. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture Company, all rights reserved. Item# 12589

Grows To: 12-14"H x 10-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 24
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Bloomify™ Pink Lantana

Lantana 'Baloomink' PPAF

2022 Pre-Introduction! The large rounded flower clusters open white with a contrasting egg-yolk yellow throat and deepen into shades of pink as they mature. Bloomify™ Pink Lantana is a sterile dwarf cultivar with a compact, well-branched upright to rounded habit lending it to use near the front of the garden and landscape, in mixed contaiener gardens, and as specimen container plants. Since the Bloomify™ Lantanas do not waste energy on fruit and seed production they can spend that much more time flowering! The flowers are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators with their nectar rich flowers. Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a fertile, average moist soil for optimum vigor and continuous flowering. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture Company, all rights reserved. Item# 12590

Grows To: 12-14"H x 10-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bloomify™ Red Lantana

Lantana 'UF1013A2A' PP29292

The Bloomify™ Lantana series are the first certified sterile Lantana on the market. Bloomify™ Red Lantana produces rounded clusters of flowers that open yellow and fade through fiery orange to a deep red. These are compact and free flowering plants with a naturally rounded habit. Since they don't have to spend energy on ripening fruit they can spend much more time flowering. The compact habit of the Bloomify™ Red Lantanas make them an easy choice for containers or in the garden and landscape. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.  Item# 11411

Grows To: 12-16"H x 10-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bloomify™ Rose Lantana

Lantana 'UF10112' PP29264

The Bloomify™ Lantana series are the first certified sterile Lantana on the market. Bloomify™ Rose Lantana produces rounded clusters of flowers that open a soft yellow and fade through an orangey pink to deep fuchsia. These are compact and free flowering plants with a naturally rounded habit. Since they don't have to spend energy on ripening fruit they can spend much more time flowering. The compact habit of the Bloomify™ Rose Lantanas make them an easy choice for containers or in the garden and landscape. Attracts butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 11412

Grows To: 10-14"H x 10-12"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Large clusters of lightly fragrant lavender-blue flowers are produced in early spring and are held well above the deep dark green foliage. Blue Moon Phlox was selected for its clusters of large full flowers and vigor. This is an excellent choice for lightly shaded gardens or as a groundcover under deciduous trees. Provide shade during the hottest portion of the day in hot summer climates and well-drained soil rich in organic matter. Easy and reliable once established. The flowers provide early spring nectar to butterflies and other pollinators. Item# 11217

Grows To: 6-12"H and slowly spreads
Outdoor Light: *Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons

Marshallia trinervia

Flattened round 1-1/2" wide clusters of tiny light lavender tubular disc flowers are held well above the 12" high rich green foliage beginning in mid to late spring and lasting well into summer. The flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators. Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons, Marshallia trinervia, is a rare low-growing rhizomatous native perennial that develops into a dense ground-covering mass of plants with an unaggressive nature. This easy to grow plant is more vigorous than its rarity might imply when given a moist to average moist, fertile soil rich in organic matter. Deciduous shade seems to be optimum providing full to mostly sunny conditions for the low rosettes of foliage in winter and light shade during the heat of the day in summer. With adequate moisture, it is reported to handle full sun to mostly sunny conditions even in summer, although, an eastern exposure with cool morning sunlight should be about perfect. Broadleaf Barbara's Buttons makes a wonderful low growing companion for Hydrangeas, larger Hostas, clump forming ferns, and other similar shade lovers. Item# 10767

Grows To: 6-12"H x 12-16"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Climbing Fig Vine, Creeping Fig

Ficus pumila, F. repens

The dainty rounded foliage of this tight clinging evergreen vine creates a striking rich green tapestry on any wall and is common in gardens across the south. Very tough, vigorous, and easy to grow. Item # 364.

Grows To: Tightly clinging vine to 20'
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade, Full shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 8
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Coastal Sedum, Texas Sedum

Lenophyllum texanum, Sedum texanum, Villadia texanum

Thick green to bronze succulent foliage adorns the stems of this groundcovering, easy to grow native sedum cousin and summer brings loose spikes of nectar rich yellow flowers on sturdy stalks to 12" high. Use Coastal Sedum as a ground cover beneath larger plants and in the front of the border. The leaves readily separate and fall to the ground when bumped and during shipping but each one will readily produce a new plant if left on the top of the soil. Native to coastal Texas and reliably hardy into zone 8. Provide a well-drained soil in full to partly sunny conditions. Item# 11300

Grows To: 4-6"H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Cooper's Ledebouria, Zebra Squill, False Squill

Ledebouria cooperi, Scilla cooperi

In spring dainty 3-4" spikes of pink, Hyacinth-like flowers emerge from the soil to nestle among the often still unfurling rich green, burgundy pinstriped foliage. A winner in fairy gardens, rock gardens, in a border, or in containers! The tiny bulbs of Ledebouria quickly multiply and aren't picky about depth and will often be stacked one atop the other. Provide good drainage and average moisture in sun to light shade. Tough and easy yet dainty! 20+ bulbs/plants per pot. Item# 10466.

Grows To: 2-4"H and slowly spreading at 1-2" per year
Outdoor Light: Sun, Part sun, AM sun, Part shade, Light shade
2.25 inch Pot / 9.7 fl.oz. / 287 ml
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Creeping Snake Herb

Dyschoriste linearis

1" purple flowers are born in the leaf axils over an extended period from late spring to fall. Creeping Snake Herb develops into a nice gray-green groundcover to about 8" high. A heat and sun loving perennial that has moderate drought resistance once well-established. Provide good drainage. Item# 10581.

Grows To: 8-12"H x 18-24"W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

Large bright red sepals serve as backdrop for the billowy deep bluish-purple petals and are produced throughout the growing season attracting hummingbirds and other garden beneficials. Highly popular since the late 1950's and an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner! Dark Eyes Fuchsia's trailing and mounding habit make it the perfect hanging basket specimen or tuck it into mixed container gardens for a thrilling spiller. These half-hardy, clump-forming perennials bring a splash of color to shaded porches and patios and the aerial antics of visiting hummingbirds make them all the more rewarding. Fuchsias do best under high humidity where they receive cool sunlight to filtered shade in an average moist, fertile soil with excellent drainage. Item# 12563

Grows To: 6-12''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Cool early morning or very late afternoon sunlight, Filtered shade, Bright Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Double Pink Soapwort, Bouncingbet, Mock Gillyflower

Saponaria officinalis 'Flore Pleno'

A ground-covering perennial that produces large clusters of double white and pink, lightly fragrant flowers in summer that open in the evening attracting hummingbird moths as well as butterflies and larger bees. Use Soapwort or Bouncingbet as a groundcover, as a companion for larger growing perennials, or allow it to spill over walls and from containers. This is an old pass-a-long plant that was once used to make soaps giving it one of its common names. Item# 11167

Grows To: 12-18"H space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Ebony Allure™ Purple False Shamrock, Oxalis, Wood Sorrel

Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae 'Ebony Allure'

Exceptionally dark purple to black shamrock-like foliage creates the perfect foil for the white to light pink trumpet shaped flowers that are produced during much of the the growing season. Ebony Allure™ Purple False Shamrock, a selection of Oxalis triangularis subsp. papilionaceae, is the latest, darkest foliaged cultivar of this popular container and garden plant which can be enjoyed indoors or out. This is a clump-forming bulbous and non-aggressive Oxalis that slowly multiplies into larger and larger clumps. Ebony Allure™ Purple Oxalis will perform best in a well-draining, average moist, fertile soil under lightly shaded conditions. Easy and rewarding! Images courtesy of AG3, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12456

Grows To: 6-12''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool filtered sunlight, Shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Currently In Stock: 25
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Evan's Yellow Amaryllis

Hippeastrum evansiae, Amaryllis evansiae, H. anzaldoi, A. anzaldoi

The starry soft primrose yellow, wavy edged flowers are centered by a deeper yellow star shaped throat that is tinged with orange at its edges and are produced in clusters of 3-4 atop light green sturdy stems in late winter to early spring. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis, Hippeastrum evansiae, is a rare and endangered Bolivian Amaryllis species that readily produces offsets at the tips of the fleshy roots during winter dormancy. It is from a relatively dry region and does best in soils with excellent drainage and will prefer a dry winter rest period of 6-8 weeks prior to flowering. Evan's Yellow Amaryllis is considered to be one of the smallest Hippeastrum species and is a naturally deciduous tropical species. It is reported to be hardy into zone 9B, although, it is possible it will withstand colder regions but we have not yet tried it in the ground. Grown from offsets of our parent plants and are planted one flowering-size bulb per 4.5" pot. Item# 12278

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-16"W space as close as a few inches
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Eye of the Tiger Variegated Cigar Plant, Cuphea

Cuphea ignea 'Eye of the Tiger'

Deep orange-red, 1" long tubular flowers tipped in white are held among the nicely contrasting unusual yellow, chartreuse, white and green mottled foliage and are produced throughout the growing season to year round under warm tropical conditions. The Eye of the Tiger Cigar Plant, a selection of Cuphea ignea, is a naturally evergreen tropical whose full bushy yet somewhat compact habit lend it to use for sunny hanging baskets, window boxes, or add this neat little guy to mixed containers where it can mingle amoung and around the taller plants and will eventually spill over the edges to some extent. Provide a full to mostly sunny site for the brightest variegation and heaviest flowering in a fertile, well-drained, average moist soil. Sure to be a conversation piece and the tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. Item# 12553

 

Grows To: 12-18"H x 12-18"W possibly slightly larger with age in frost free climates
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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A single 4-6' high bluish green stalk is topped by unusual, almost alien, green and yellow flowers in summer atop a low rosette of smooth succulent Aloe-like foliage. The yellow anthers resemble a slightly cupped upward facing hand and are situated below the inconspicuous female flowers that develop into rounded capsules filled with black seeds once mature. False Aloe, Manfreda virginica, is an herbaceous perennial whose foliage dies back to the caudex-like bulb in winter and then returns in spring. Even though it is a succulent, it generally flowers best under average moist conditions. Its flowers attract both bees and hummingbirds but is primarily moth pollinated making it a good choice for Moon Moth Gardens as well as in the garden, landscape, as a container plant, and in naturalistic settings. Item# 11778

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7,8,9,10,11,(6?,5?,4??)
Grows To: 4-8''H x 8-16''W plant, 4-6'H flowering spike
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Partial shade, Partial sun
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Currently In Stock: 2
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Firecracker Batface Cuphea

Cuphea x 'Firecracker' PP13595

The purplish 1" long tubular flowers open to display the bright red 'ears' typical of Batface Cuphea on a mounding to spreading plant with medium to deep green fuzzy foliage. Firecracker Batface Cuphea appears to be similar to both Torpedo and the smaller Georgia Scarlet Batface plants but may end up being somewhere between the two. Either way it should still be an excellent heat and sun loving annual to tender perennial for summerlong color and for attracting hummingbirds. Utilize this tropical in mixed container gardens, as specimen container plants, hanging baskets, window boxes as well as near the front of the garden and landscape.  Provide a full to mostly sunny site in a well-drained, fertile soil for optimum vigor and flowering. Images courtesy of Ball Horticulture, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12413

Grows To: 10-16''H x 18-24''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun

1" wide dark maroon pipe-like flowers are edged and veined in soft yellow and are bordered in a loose yellow fringe produced from spring to fall. The 2-3" wide rounded to heart shaped foliage is accented by white veins and is used by the Pipevine Swallowtail as a host plant. Use Fringed Dutchman's Pipevine, Aristolochia fimbriata, as a hardy deciduous groundcover, allow it to spill from containers, or in hanging baskets to better display the unusual flowers. Item# 9681.

Grows To: 8-14"H x 12-24"W
Outdoor Light: Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Frog Fruit, Turkey Tangle Frogfruit

Phyla nodiflora, Lippia incisa, L. reptans, L. nodiflora

A low growing member of the Verbena family Frogfruit makes a beautiful, easy groundcover that is covered by tiny heads of dainty, nectar filled white flowers from late spring to fall. They enjoy moist soils but are moderately drought resistant once well established. A food source for the Common Buckeye, Phaon Crescent, and White Peacock butterfly caterpillars as well as a nectar source for a host of pollinators. Item# 10524.

Grows To: 3-12"H and spreading to 3
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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The arrowhead shaped medium green foliage is decorated with darker purplish green round spots when young then matures to a rich medium green. Soon after leafing back out in spring, African False Hosta, Drimiopsis maculata, produces arching 1" diameter dense rounded spikes of small white buds that mature to green once the flowers open.This is a naturally decidous clump-forming, readily multiplying, semi-hardy tropical bulb that is well suited to shaded conditions and is suprisingly considered hardy in the garden into zone 7B per Tony Avent of Plant Delights. The shade-loving African False Hosta is well suited to container culture where it makes an easy and low-maintenance specimen plant, utilize it in mixed succulent gardens, as a groundcover under larger plants provided it gets sufficient light, as well as in the shaded garden or landscape. Its main requirement is a very well-drained soil. During active growth, average moisture is preferred and it can be allowed to remain a good deal dryer when dormant. We ship 3 flowering-sized bulbs actively growing in a 4.5" pot. Item# 12276

Grows To: 4-10"H x 8-16"W
Outdoor Light: Bright shade, Cool direct sunlight like early morning or very late evening, Filtered shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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