Plant Guide: Short Plants for Sun

These short plants crave the sun and will look great in a stylish container on your deck or patio.

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<em>Campanula isophylla</em>

Use the perennial Italian bellflower in hanging baskets: its trailing stems, with star-like blue flowers, dangle effectively over the sides. Contrast it with white 'Alba' or 'Stella White'. Feed, but do not overwater, in summer. Bring under cover in winter.
Height: 8 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness: Plants that need protection from frost over winter
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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