Try something different this summer!
If you want a real eye-catcher - try an Eyeball Plant ( Spilanthes oleracea 'Peek A Boo' ) for your containers or yard.
These are very unique plants that show off weird 1-inch (2.5 cm), golden yellow flowers with deep burgundy-red eyes on long, pendulous stems.
To add to that, the foliage takes on a bronze-green tone in full sun, adding a lot of interest.
Here are some growing tips:
Bloom: All summer and into early fall
Hardiness: 45°F (7.2°C)
Plant Habit: Spreading, Trailing
Characteristics: Colorful, attractive foliage, heat yolerant, low maintenance, frost tolerant
Spacing: 24-32 inches (61-81.3 cm)
Height: 12-15 inches (30.5-38.1 cm)
Width: 24-30 inches(61-76.2 cm)
Uses: Accent plant, border, dried flower or craft, filler, garden bed, hanging basket, landscape, mixed container, small container
For more gardening tips and plant ideas go to: http://www.weekendgardener.net