Polka Dot Plant, Hypoestes phyllostachya

Fanciful leaves splashed in pink, red or white on green, makes polka dot plant a great accent plant. Once considered only a novelty houseplant, this tender tropical perennial has gained more popularity as an outdoor annual in the ground or in containers. The colorful foliage remains in good shape throughout the growing season as long as the weather is warm (above 50). To learn more about this fun plant, read this article…  

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Articles About Tender Perennials Grown as Annuals

There are many plants we think of as “annuals” in the Midwest that really would be perennial in mild climates. These plants are relatively fast-growing, flowering readily from seed in a single season or easily vegetatively propagated so they can be offered for sale ready to bloom during our growing season. Learn more about a few of these tender perennials in these archived articles…

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