Plants for the Week of May 7th 2019
Blazing Glory Bidens are an annual that will give lots of color for flower pots that are in hot sunny spots! The compact, mounding habit pairs well in front of Spikes or Purple Fountain Grass with it yellow to orange blooms. You can also mix it with petunias or calibrachoas for contrast. This type of bindens do not need trimming to keep blooming, it’s free flowering! Grows up to 10 to 12 inches tall and spreads 14 inches wide. Handles full sun conditions and prefers to be on the drier side or in well drained soils.
Lemon Meringue False Indigo is a perennial for sunny hot spots. It flowers lemon yellow blooms in late spring to early summer. False Indigo do best in well drained soils and play nicely with black eyed susans, purple coneflowers, russian sage, blanket flower and lavender. A combination of several of these would give a dry, hot, flower bed some nice rotating seasonal interest. Lemon Meringue grows to about 3 feet tall and wide.