A KeeperPosted: April 2, 2018
Last year I needed something white to fill in my bed of mainly white flowers. I found this Polka Dot plant (Hypoestes phyllostachya), which I always thought of as a house plant. It did well outside in the bed until we were hit with a very hard freeze. Of course I thought, that is that. But to my surprise the Polka Dot started growing new leaves in the Spring.
And to top that, it reseeded and grew the cutest little babies with Polka Dots on its second set of leaves. This Hypoestes fits all the criteria for my gardening philosophy and is a keeper for the Automatic Garden.