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Color Garden for the South

Imagine relaxing in your backyard amid the blooms of fringe tree, variegated abelia, and other colorful perennials and shrubs. Here's a plan that provides color throughout the seasons.

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Garden Plan Plans for a garden.

Plant list

A. Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) (1)
B. Cross vine (Bignonia capreolata) (2), on arbor, attracts hummingbirds
C. Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) on tuteur (1)
D. Annuals, selected by gardener, in 3 containers
E. Bottlebrush (Fothergilla gardenii) (2), plant 4 feet apart
F. Kaleidoscope abelia (Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope') (2), plant 4 feet apart
G. Rose Creek abelia (Abelia x 'Rose Creek') (2), plant 3 feet apart
H. Asian jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum) (8), plant 2 feet apart
I. Lemon Drop primrose (Oenothera 'Lemon Drop') (42), plant 1 foot apart
J. Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens) (5), plant 2 feet apart
K. Goldsturm black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullvantii 'Goldsturm' (9), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
L. Adagio maiden grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio) (5), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
M. Sunrise coneflower (Echinacea 'Sunrise') (4), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
N. Burgundy blanket flower (Gaillardia 'Burgundy') (8), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
O. Wood's Pink aster (Aster dumosus 'Wood's Pink') (8), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
P. Purple love grass (Eragrostis spectabilis) (13), plant 1-1/2 feet apart
Q. New Gold lantana (Lantana camara 'New Gold') (6), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
R. Ruby Red pentas (Pentas lanceolata 'Ruby Red') (9), plant 1-1/2 feet apart


1. Arbor: 4' wide x 2' to 3' deep
2. Tuteur: 2' wide x 6 to 7' high
3. Container: 18 to 22" wide
4. Mulch path with stepping stones
5. Bench: 4' wide

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Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

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