June 1, 2018
Blue False Indigo is a low maintenance shrubby perennial that grows best in full sun exposure. Late spring to early summer the plant will become covered in bright blue flower spikes that grow up the clover-like foliage. The clean foliage holds an attractive blue-green color all summer. Once the flowers are spent, green seed pods develop that extend the season of interest for this perennial. The pods will dry to a black color that can persist well into the fall and early winter. This makes Blue False Indigo a wonderful, all-season plant. In some cases, such as partial shade environments, the plant may require staking when covered in the heavy blooms. It is tolerant of a mix of soil conditions, including drought and clay soil.
Blue False Indigo works best in borders, meadow gardens, naturalized gardens and as a specimen plant.
Named “Hosta of the Year” in 2001, June hosta is one of our favorites to add to a shady garden.
Caradonna salvia, a member of the Sage family, is a medium size perennial that grows in clumps, has gray-green foliage, and reaches about 12 inches in height.
If you are looking for a versatile, low maintenance, fuss-free shrub, look no further. Low scape hedger chokeberry offers this and more.
Lenten roses, also known as hellebore hybrids, offer color and beauty to an early spring landscape.