Cool Colorful Plants

These versatile annuals have exploded in popularity in recent years producing months of color from summer into fall. Take a look at some winners for your garden.

'Pink Octopus'

Campanula punctata 'Pink Octopus'. The flowers on this long-blooming perennial are completely different than other bellflowers. Japanese lantern-shaped buds open into slender pink tentacles resembling an octopus. Prefers full sun to part shade and average, well-drained soil. At 10 inches high and 18 inches wide, it's the perfect choice for containers, edging or as a groundcover. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9. Introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries.

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