Spring is always an exciting, but an anxious time in the garden waiting to see what plants have survived the winter. I was very pleased and tickled pink when the Polka Dot plants appeared.
The pink Hypoestes phllostachya were added last summer and I was not sure if they were hardy enough to come back. They are growing in a shady bed that is primarily green and the colorful leaves added interest to the area.
The white Polka Dots have been doing well for a couple of years now. The have even reseeded. An added plus is that rabbits do not eat them. The Polka Dots are doing so well that I purchased more for a bigger display. I garden in zone 8b to 9, but these colorful cuties are also great houseplants that could spend the summer outside in a shady area.