Three Great Plants For Your Yard
Gold Mound Lantana:
The heavy blooming “Gold Mound” has rounded clusters of golden flowers. It is a low spreader that creates a bright groundcover. It blooms continuously all season. It bears numerous rounded clusters of small tubular flowers.
The Gold Mound prefers full sun and evenly moist well drained, average soil. The flowers offer continuous brilliant color to beds and containers all season long. It’s a tender perennial that is drought tolerant, and a fast grower.
The Gold Mound can be used as a Bedding Plant, Container Plant, Feature Plant, Foundation Plant, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Topiary, Bonsai, and Espalier.
Homestead Purple Verbena:
The Homestead Purple Verbena is a low growing, spreading form, that makes this Verbena variety the perfect ground cover. Eye-catching purple flowers blanket the ground from spring to frost. It will cascade when used in a container, over walls or in a raised bed. This top garden performer is heat and sun-tolerant. It will do well in full sun or partial shade. Grows 8-12 inches tall and should be spaced 12-18 inches apart. It is happy in all types of soil conditions, and is a fast growing perennial in the South.
Rose breeder, Bill Radler, has revolutionized the way we think of roses. It is the most bought rose in this country. The Knock-Out Rose are easy to grow and do not require special care. They are the most disease resistant rose available. Their blooming cycle (about 5-6 weeks) will continue from early spring to the first hard frost. All of the Knock-Outs are self cleaning so there is no need to deadhead. They are winter hardy to Zone 5 and heat tolerant. They easily grow to be more then 3-4 feet wide and 3-4 feet tall. A once a year pruning to about 12 inches above the ground in early spring, after the last hard frost is also recommended for maximum performance.
The Knock-Out Roses can fit into any landscape. Among shrubs, annuals and perennials in mixed beds and borders. They can be used in large groups to create a colorful hedge or as a foundation plant.