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>Potentilla</em> 'Gibson's Scarlet'

A brash little perennial grown for its early to late-summer scarlet flowers, which are nicely set against the green foliage. Best grown at the front of a large container. It will grow happily in poor soil mixed with plenty of sand for fast drainage.
Height: To 18 inches
Spread: 24 inches
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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