8 Colorful Plants to Brighten Up Your Landscape

Sweat Pea: As the name says, when the sweet pea blooms in the spring, it smells very sweet. Along with being useful, it looks nice because it has pretty flowers in pink, purple, and white.

VIBE Ignition Purple : VIBE "Ignition Purple" is a cross between Salvia and jamensis that is both pretty and strong. In the spring and summer, there are lots of the bright purple flowers. But it can also handle a lot of heat and humidity.

Viola: Violas are usually grown as annuals, but they can handle snow and many do well over the winter. Their small size and tendency to grow freely make them good for planting in pots.

Coleus: Coleus has more to offer than just color and streaks. It's about TWO things. There are almost as many different designs on the leaves as there are colors. And every year there are more named types that come out.

Lavender: One of the most beautiful and sweet flowers is lavender. The flowers dry well and are often used to make potpourri or put in bags and stored in a box for socks.

Jolt Pink Dianthus: This dianthus has strong stems with big flower heads that are curled and brightly colored. Dianthus likes it cooler in the spring, but Jolt Pink can handle the heat, so it should do well all summer to make a beautiful garden.

Sunflower: Sunflowers can get up to 10 feet tall in some types! Pick one that stays at a good height, and it will give you pretty flowers and tasty seeds. Put sunflowers in your next flower bed that doesn't need much care.

Blackbeard Penstemon: This annual can handle heat, wetness, and cold, and it really loves hummingbirds. "Blackbeard" has dark purple, rounded leaves with white accents on the pink flowers that grow above them. It gets 28 to 34 inches tall and 2 feet wide.