Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Color for your spring garden: Hakonechloa macra Aureola

It's a mouthful, but it is also a Victoria Gardens' favorite. (We refer to it by it's common name: Japanese Forest Grass most of the time.) Deer resistant and shade-loving, this grass maxes out at 11 to 15 inches tall. It offers great texture and great color for your garden all season long, but unlike other grasses it pops up and fills out early in the spring.

Blooms for your spring garden: Polemonium/Heuchera combo

The small dark foliage on the Polemonium contrast nicely against the 'Key Lime Pie' variety of Huechera. A great shade, spring blooming combination.