Popular low-growing annual, good for massing in the front of the border. We grew some from seed long long ago, and seedlings have come back to grace our side garden year after year. Although originally there were distinct purple and white varieties, by now they've blended to a more uniform type with purplish and white flowers on the same plants. As prolific as they are, I've never remembered to take a photo during their peak season of bloom. Instead, the photo here is a tribute to their steadfastness: it was taken in early December one year, after the first hard freezes had already swung through and eliminated most flowers. These, too, will be gone soon - but their offspring will surely be back next year.
||white, purple (summer-fall)
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
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December 05, 2006