Finding the Right Plant Articles
Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) is a deciduous shrub native to the southeastern US, grown for its attractive foliage, long-lasting flowers and four-season appeal.
Coleus is a tropical plant with striking foliage often grown as an annual. A highly popular bedding plant during Victorian times, this member of the mint family is easy to grow, rewarding with months of continuous color.
With dazzling flowers and evergreen foliage, loropetalum adds year-round interest to the landscape. Also known as Chinese fringe flower, this member of the witch hazel family produces clusters of delicate flowers from mid-winter to early spring when the garden is just awakening.
For continuous color in the landscape, few plants rival verbena. This low-maintenance annual or perennial needs little supplemental care, yet rewards with months of bloom.
Sedum is an easy-to-grow succulent that comes in a range of sizes, colors and forms. For long-lasting color in the garden, it’s hard to beat the durability and toughness of this hardy perennial.
Deep golden yellow flowers are a great addition to your garden.
Lacecap hydrangeas are loved for their delicate long-lasting blooms, easy-care nature and versatility in the landscape.
One of the most popular garden plants, hosta is grown primarily for the attractive foliage that occurs in a range of sizes, colors and forms. This hardy perennial thrives in challenging shady sites where many other plants won’t grow.
Plan for Frost to Frost™ Color
A little planning goes a long way. Sequencing a different set of perennials to show color in your gardens each of the four core seasons will ensure your garden always looks nice and colorful all throughout the seasons.
It’s easy to pick out pretty plants at the garden center, but how do you know which plants will go well together in the garden or in your patio pots? We’re sharing 20 beautiful ideas with you here, complete with details like how much sun and water they’ll need to thrive.