With a name like 'Black Magic,' you know there has to be something tempting about this plant. Burgundy to almost black velvety blooms emit an intoxicating chocolatey-vanilla scent. This is something you have to smell to believe. Make sure you plant one of these near your deck, or in a container, so you can easily enjoy the smell all summer long. Plant Name: Cosmos atrosanguineus 'Black Magic' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 24 inches tall and wide Zone: 8-10 Grow it with: Salvia and lavender
nandina_obsession This new and distinctive nandina is an upright, compact, dense grower with brilliant red new foliage, and richer color than ordinary nandinas. FEATURES Bloom/Feature Deep-red young foliage Plant Type Shrubs Evergreen or Deciduous Evergreen USDA Zones 6,7,8,9,10 Zone Detail Hardy to -10 F Key Features year-round interest, dwarf Use accent, container, mass planting, slope Exposure Full-sun to Part-shade Bloom Season none Dimension 3-4' H x 3-4' W
You'll want to grow 'Old Fashioned' smokebush for its outstanding foliage in three seasons. In spring, new leaves are blushed with red and mature to blue-gray by early summer. In fall, the whole shrub turns blazing shades of violet and red, glowing from across the landscape. You can train 'Old Fashioned' into a shrub or tree depending on how big you want it to get. The best part -- deer don't like it. Plant Name: Cotinus coggygria 'Old Fashioned' Growing Conditions: full sun Size: 6 feet tall...