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June 6, 2011



SunPatiens Spreading Corona
SunPatiens Spreading Corona can be used in 10- or 12-inch baskets, gallons or mixed containers. Spreading Corona reaches a height and spread of 36-48 inches in the garden, and, like all the other SunPatiens, Corona thrives in full sun or partial shade as well as humid conditions. Gardeners will be impressed by the vigor of this plant and the tremendous three season performance—spring through a hard frost.
For more: Sakata Ornamentals, (408) 778-7758;

Coreopsis ‘Pumpkin Pie’
‘Pumpkin Pie’ from Terra Nova Nurseries forms a low-growing mound with numerous red-eyed, pumpkin-orange flowers. It is free flowering, self-cleaning and blooms from early summer to fall. This variety does great in containers, mixed beds or borders.
For more: Terra Nova Nurseries, (800) 215-9450;

Bidens Namid Golden Eye
Bidens ferulifolia Namid Golden Eye from Selecta is a great-looking companion plant for mixed containers. The Namid series has excellent branching, short stems and bold flower colors. Easy to control and quick on the bench, the plants ship and retail well, and deliver good outdoor performance through the summer. Golden Eye features an upright to mounding habit in a bicolor yellow and apricot hue. For more: Selecta, (800) 879-2255;