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All Purpose Annuals - Part I 2019
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|KEY ID TRAITS||Perennial grown as half-hardy annual.|
Form: Upright, shrubby and woody to 4' tall. Low, spreading cultivars are also available.
Foliage: Dark green leaves are usually opposite to 5' long. Margin is crenate or dentate and upper surface is rough. Stems are usually hairy; sometimes prickly. Coarse, but very attractive foliage. Foliage is fragrant when crushed.
Flower: Dense clusters of tiny 1/3" flowers form a neat, flat-topped head 2" across on long peduncles; opening yellow, orange, or pink and changing to red, orange, purple or white, often with all colors on the same flower. Very showy as colors change with maturity. Summer blooming outdoors and winter blooming indoors. Ornamental in bud, flower, and fruit.
Fruit: Fruit is a cluster of small black drupes similar to a blackberry. Poisonous.