14 Mailbox Garden Plants and Flowers
These annuals, perennials, vines and other hardy growers make great companions for a mailbox garden design.
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A colorful candidate for mailbox gardens in climate zones 6 to 10, Eschscholzia California is a drought-tolerant perennial with a peak blooming period from March to May. It grows well in full sun and dry, well-drained soil and requires little maintenance.
Coreopsis auriculata 'Nana'
Verbena bonariensis requires full sun for the best results and produces a vivid purple flower. A slender-stemmed perennial, it can grow to heights of 6 feet and widths of 3 feet and can bloom from late summer to the first frost in zones 6 to 8.
'Purple Wave' Petunia
Clematis is a genus within the buttercup family Ranunculaceae with more than 300 species. Clematis is popular with gardeners for its lovely blooms and ability to grow on walls, fences, mailboxes and other areas to highlight its foliage to best advantage. Hardy in zones 5 to 9.
Cortaderia selloana (aka pampas grass) is a perennial ornamental grass which can grow from 10 to 13 feet in height and spread 6 feet wide. With its graceful plumes, which can range in color from sand-pink to silvery-white, pampas grass makes an appealing living hedge, border or privacy screen in zones 6 to 8. The leaves have sharp edges so wear gloves when trimming them back.
'Loddon Pink' English Lavender
'Loddon Pink' English lavender is a compact variety with narrow, grey-green leaves and fragrant, pale pink flowers. The blooms are highly scented and good for drying.
Violet Blue Aster
Aster x frikartii, 'Wunder von Stafa', is an herbaceous perennial, with dark foliage and light violet, yellow-centered flowers. Its daisy-like flowers bloom in late summer and autumn in a sunny site and can reach 28 inches tall. A good choice for zones 5 to 8.