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1.) Fall Color Explosion with Tropicals

1.) Fall Color Explosion with Tropicals

2.) Tropical Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers

2. Tropical Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers

  • Elephant Ears
    Elephant Ears
    Shop elephant ear plants & bulbs for your home garden. Browse colorful varieties of elephant ear plants which can grow up to 6 feet tall at Burpee Seeds.
  • Coleus
    Shop Coleus seeds and plants, and learn how to grow Coleus flowers at Burpee. Coleus plants have excellent weather tolerance and glow with color, perfect for yards, gardens and terraces.
  • Petunias
    Shop high-quality petunia seeds & plants available at Burpee. Our fast growing petunia seeds come in spreading, trailing and mounded varieties that flourish in beds, containers or as border flowers in any garden. Find a wide variety of organic and hybrid mixes and collections of petunia seeds in stock at Burpee seeds.

3.) How to Create Containers and Window Boxes

3. How to Create Containers and Window Boxes

4.) Beautiful Perennials for Southern Containers

4. Beautiful Perennials for Southern Containers

  • Impatiens
    Shade-loving impatiens seeds and plants perfect for any home garden. New Guinea, African and Single Flowered Impatiens for shade gardens at
  • Begonia
    Browse long-lasting begonia seeds that provide constant color and form all season long at Burpee. Find easy to grow begonia seeds that provide an abundance of vibrant color and elegance to your shady garden or patio in stock at Burpee.
  • Daylilies
    Daylily plants are graceful, summer-flowering perennials that transform the landscape with vibrant colors. Find an abundance of bare root daylily plants that are perfect for enhancing the colors of any household or garden available at Burpee.

5.) Extend Your Garden Space

5. Extend Your Garden Space

  • Flower Planters
    Flower Planters
    Don't just dress up your garden. Add a striking flower planter to your patio or deck to display a complete look.