colorful perennials - Knowledgebase Question

Deltona, Fl
Question by unchie56
August 12, 2009
I have a 3' hedge of holly in front of my house. I want to plant colorful perennials in front of the hedge. What choices do I have?

Answer from NGA
August 12, 2009


So many choices, so little space! How about Argyranthemum ' Double Pink'; Daisy like perennial with mature height of 12"- 14" for winter thru early summer. Attracts butterflies. Full sun to partial shade. Well drained soil. Dianthus - Amazon Neon Duo; Large flowered, long blooming perennial with flower dusters reaching 4"- 7" across and packed with fringed 3/4" blossoms. Compact upright growth to 18"- 24" with extra sturdy flower spikes. Heather; Evergreen sub- shrub with compact form and fine textured foliage reaching a height of 2'. Produces constant color with small purple flowers blooming year round. Osteopermum; Fast growing continuous blooming mounding perennial with large daisy like blooms in assorted colors. Grows 8"-12". Full to partial sun, drought tolerant. Pentas; Dark green perennial with deeply veined leaves. Produces prolific clusters of never ending five- petal flowers with upright growth. Prefers full sun to partial shade. Available in a variety of colors and growth patterns. Ruellia Red Elegans; Compact evergreen perennial, 12"- 18" in height. Scarlet red blooms from late spring thru early winter. Full sun to partial shade. Salvia Mexican Sage; Evergreen, erect well- branched shrub. Narrowly lance-shaped, finely wrinkled leaves are deep green above white-downy beneath. Grows 12"-24". Flowers in summer and fall. Drought tolerant.

Hope one of these suggestions is just right!

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