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Passionate about plants? So are we! Costa Farms is a wholesale grower that discovers, develops, and grows plants for your home and life -- indoors and out. We’re your online gardening resource for plant info and inspiration. Our articles, blogs, tips, and photos help you use plants to beautify your living spaces and enhance your life.

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Plants of Steel Perennial Border

If you dream of a beautiful garden that’s bursting with color, but practically takes care of itself, our Plants of Steel Perennial Garden is for you. We’ve selected some of the easiest-growing, longest-blooming flowers around so your yard will be the shining star of your neighborhood from spring to fall.

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A. Daylily

Hemerocallis

Perhaps the most popular perennial flower on the planet, daylily comes in an almost unlimited array of spectacular colors and bi-colors. Most grow 18 to 30 inches tall and produce waves of flowers. Each flower lasts but a day, but the plants more...

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B. Sedum

Sedum

Plant them and forget them! That basically sums up why you should include a variety of sedum in your garden and landscape. Available in a seemingly endless selection of sizes, colors, and shapes, sedum vary from 3-inch-tall ground huggers to 3-foot-t...

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C. Blanket Flower

Gaillardia

Native to the American prairies, gaillardia, commonly called blanket flower, is a tough, drought-resistant, sun-loving perennial that's super easy to grow. Blanket flower's festive, solid or patterned flowers in red, orange, or yellow appear...

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D. Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia spp.

Rudbeckia, commonly called Black-eyed Susan, is a classic perennial flower that shows off bright yellow, gold, or bronze flowers with striking dark brown centers. Black-eyed Susan is an easy-to-grow North American wildflower that's excellent for...

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E. Yarrow

Achillea

Looking for a vigorous bloomer that needs little care? If so, be sure to include yarrow in your garden. This super easy sun-lover develops wave after wave of gorgeous flowers from early summer to fall. Yarrow also sports fern-like, aromatic foliage...

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F. Sedum

Sedum

Plant them and forget them! That basically sums up why you should include a variety of sedum in your garden and landscape. Available in a seemingly endless selection of sizes, colors, and shapes, sedum vary from 3-inch-tall ground huggers to 3-foot-t...

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G. Coneflower

Echinacea

One of the best flowering perennials for sunny sites, echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is a snap to grow. These heat- and drought-resistant beauties develop wave after wave of blooms all summer long. Plus, coneflowers, are a top menu item for...

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H. Russian Sage

Perovskia

You can't go wrong with Russian sage. This easy-care shrub-like perennial is smothered in small lavender-colored blooms from midsummer through early fall. And even when not in bloom, Russian sage's pretty blue-green foliage is a lovely addition to...

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I. Switch Grass

Panicum 'Shenandoah'

Switch grass is a remarkably versatile perennial grass that tolerates wet or dry soil, black walnut trees, and even deer and rabbits. The plants develop upright clumps of bright green foliage that's often tipped with red when it first appears in the ...

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Leaves with a Silver Lining

Leaves with a Silver Lining

Houseplants with silvery sheen and veins add glow and flash to your foliage collection.

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How to Grow Succulents Indoors

How to Grow Succulents Indoors

Succulents are one of the most popular plants around. And you can successfully grow these sun worshippers indoors. Discover the secrets.

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