7 Plants to Enhance Your April Garden

As April unfolds and the promise of spring fills the air, it’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your garden with a fresh selection of plants. Whether you’re looking to add bursts of color, attract pollinators, or simply enjoy the beauty of nature, the Sunset Plant Collection has you covered. Here are seven must-have plants to elevate your garden this April:

Miss Lemon Abelia

With its bright variegated foliage that transitions from yellow to green to ivory, Miss Lemon Abelia adds a pop of color and texture to any garden. This versatile shrub thrives in full sun to partial shade and is beloved by pollinators. Sunset zones 3 (with protection) 4-24, 28-35.

Ever Amethyst Agapanthus

Bring a touch of elegance to your garden with Ever Amethyst Agapanthus. This semi-dwarf variety produces multiple spikes of deep purple flowers and is perfect for borders, containers, or as a cut flower. Plus, its drought-tolerant nature makes it ideal for low-maintenance landscapes. Sunset zones 6–9, 12–24.

Little Blue Fountain Agapanthus

For a more compact option, consider Little Blue Fountain Agapanthus. Despite its smaller size, this agapanthus packs a punch with multiple spikes of blue blooms. Plant it in full sun to partial shade for a stunning display all season long. Sunset zones 6-9, 12-24.

Hummingbird’s Lunch Cuphea

Attract hummingbirds to your garden with Hummingbird’s Lunch Cuphea. This charming plant features tubular flowers in shades of red, orange, and yellow, providing a delightful feast for these tiny birds. Plant it in a sunny spot and watch as your garden comes to life with its vibrant presence. Sunset zones 11–13, 16–24.

Little Miss Figgy Fig

Add a touch of whimsy to your garden with Little Miss Figgy. This compact, edible fig tree produces sweet, dark purple fruit and is perfect for small spaces or patio containers. Enjoy fresh figs right from your own garden with this delightful addition. Sunset zones 4–9, 12–24.

Totally Tangerine Geum

Brighten up your garden with the cheerful blooms of Totally Tangerine Geum. This fast-growing perennial produces vibrant orange flowers that attract butterflies and bees. Plant it in well-drained soil and enjoy its long-lasting blooms throughout the season. Sunset zones 2–24.

Killer Cranberry Salvia

Create a bold statement in your garden with Killer Cranberry Salvia. This stunning perennial boasts striking cranberry-colored flowers that stand out against its dark green foliage. Plant it in full sun and watch as it becomes a focal point in your landscape. Sunset zones 7-24.

With these seven plants from the Sunset Plant Collection, you can transform your garden into a vibrant oasis of color and life this April. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the beauty of nature. Visit your local garden center today to bring these stunning plants home and start creating your own garden paradise.

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