While I was browsing through the garden center at Lowe's yesterday, I found some nice plants for a decent price. The first plant to catch my eye was a Bat Face Cuphea (Cuphea llavea). Here it is below:
It was priced around $5 for a one gallon plant. Couldn't pass it up! I almost bought a Bat Face Cuphea last spring and I've been regretting it ever since. The flowers are supposed to look like a bat face, so that's where the name comes from. It's such a cute plant! Another good thing about this plant is that I can divide it into at least three separate plants! When choosing plants, I always look to see if I can divide the root ball. You get more plant for your money that way.
This is another plant that I bought at Lowe's. It's a Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis). Porterweed is available with blue or red flowers, and I picked red because I already have plenty of blue flowers. This was also priced around $5 and in a one gallon pot. Like the Cuphea, the Porterweed can be divided into several plants. Butterflies like Porterweed, so that's an added bonus.
In the back of the garden center, I also saw several carts with chrysanthemums! Seeing the mums reminds me that fall is on the way!