Friday, July 31, 2009

Lowcountry Nursery

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.


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.

1 comment:

  1. First used Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose' at Brookgreen Gardens 4 years ago and was impressed with how it stood up throught the season. Flowers early as you can see so it gives you something that isn't happening with other grasses this time of year.



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