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Jun 25, 2007

Eyeball PlantTry 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)

Exposure: Sun

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:

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Posted: Monday June 25, 2007, 6:00 pm

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