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.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
Ornamental Cabbage Intensifies with Color in Cold DK - <i>Simple Steps to Success: Containers for Patios</i> &copy; Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

Brassica oleracea

Ornamental cabbages were bred for their leafy colors, bright and brash in reds, pinks, purples, and white. The colors intensify with colder fall temperatures. Use them in rows of pots, to front a container display. Grow from seed in spring.
Height: To 18 inches
Spread: To 18 inches
Hardiness: Fully hardy plants
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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