Plants of the Week for August 13th 2019
The Stargazer Lily is a type of Oriental Lily that stands 3 feet tall and 1 foot wide at peak season. The combination of pink and white on it's flower is striking. They have a strong lily fragrance when in bloom in July thru August. It is actually a bulb like a dahlia. They prefer sunny spots but can handle some shade. Use this plant where you need impact and fragrance. It can work in front of larger shrubs or as the focal point in a perennial garden.
Aphrodite Rose of Sharon is a sun lover like other members of the hibiscus family. They grow to about 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 feet wide. It is one of the first varieties of Rose of Sharons to be mostly seedless and sterile. Rose of Sharons have a long bloom season of July through September. Aphrodite has clear pink and red centered flowers. They can be used as part of hedge combination that alternates between an evergreen for a little more interesting privacy barrier. Or a tall focal point that attracts pollinators!