Click below to listen to my radio show Garden Bite with Teri Knight – bright colors
Ahhh, Friday! Let’s celebrate today by talking about bringing beautiful colors to your garden. I’ve talked before about using the colorwheel to help design your garden.
Keep in mind the colors of the surrounding elements like your home, garage, fences, trees, shrubs and what not. Some new offerings for shade will brighten the area! White Flower Farms offers a new mix of Hellebores also known as Lenten Rose called “Fluffy Ruffles”. That is just too fun to say!
While they list these as zone 5 hardy, most lenten rose are at least hardy to zone 4. From ‘Fluffy ruffles’ to ‘Primal Scream’ – this daylily is a Stout Medal award winner. The flowers can reach 8 inches wide.
If you’re looking for a little softer WOW that still rocks, check out Hibiscus ‘Summer Storm’. The blooms are nearly 10 inches wide and softly pink on the edges with a deep red throat and veins out to the edges. The foliage is a deep wine purple with maple-shaped leaves.
The foliage is a deep wine purple with maple-shaped leaves. Hibiscus come up late so don’t be frightened if you don’t see any growth until June. When the plant is about 10 inches tall you can pinch it back by half and it will branch out giving you even more blooms to come.