Medium-Sized Plants for Sun

These sun-loving, medium-sized plants are great in containers on your patio.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios
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Aeonium 'Zwartkop'

A striking, fashionable plant with shrubby stems topped by a rosette of deep dark purple, almost black leaves. Grow in cactus mix set off by a top layer of gravel. Water freely over summer, letting it dry out between drinks. Keep dry in winter.
Height: up to 36 inches
Spread: up to 36 inches
Hardiness: Plants that survive outside in mild regions or sheltered sites
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun Preference: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Containers for Patios

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2007

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