Plants of the Week for August 6th
This week’s featured plants both have contrasting colors that draw the eye to them!
Enterprise Hosta is a great dwarf hostas that has a contrast between between it’s dark green margins and the clean white centers of the leaves. It grows to 18 to 24 inches tall and 3 feet wide. Like other hostas they prefer afternoon shade (noon to 5) and can handle a wide range of soil moisture. The Enterprise is a sport of the Captain Kirk Hosta cultivar hence the Star Trek reference. In June the Enterprise flowers light lavender blooms that rise above the leaves. Use this plant for when you want to brighten up a shade area as a border plant or draw out a dark colored evergreen.
The Tiger Swirl Daylily is impressive with the yellow flower petals with the red flower center. The contrast is striking on a mature plant loaded with blooms. It’s a taller daylily that grows to 32 inches tall with flowers and 24 inches wide. Like other daylilies it can handle very harsh parking lot conditions to the well tended yard. They enjoy at least 4 hours of direct sun, but do best with more. This goes well with perennial salvia, lavender or dwarf shasta daisies.