KARLEY ROSE FOUNTAIN GRASS
I love this grass, Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose'. The fuzzy pink inflorescence-like flowers appear in early July and bloom until August.
This soft-textured plant should be planted in large drifts to really make an impact. I think it would look great with gold colored flowers like Black-Eyed Susan, Beach Sunflower or Goldenrod. It gets about 3-feet tall and likes full sun and moist, well-draining soil.
I saw this crop today at Lowcountry Nursery in Awendaw. Every plant (in 3-gallon containers) is perfect and at its peak.
SKY PENCIL HOLLIES
I wrote about one of the insects that can get on Sky Pencil Hollies the other day, so I thought I'd redeem this cultivar with this listing. This crop, also at Lowcountry Nursery, is tall and uniform- great for a landscape or planter that needs an instant impact.
This time of year, Podocarpus tends to look a little tired and dull. When Mindy and I walked into this shaded house, I was totally impressed. They plants are lush, full and dark green.