Gifts of Lasting Beauty for Mother’s Day

Posted: May 03, 2017

Gifts of Lasting Beauty for Mother’s Day

LOXLEY, Ala. – Southern Living Plant Collection takes the guesswork out of Mother’s Day gift giving with tried and true plants that are sure to harvest smiles year after year.

Bouquets are lovely but wouldn’t it be sweet to treat Mom with a gift of beautiful flowers and foliage that lasts all season long? With a line-up of improved Southern classics and charming innovations, Southern Living® Plant Collection has the perfect plant to brighten any mother’s garden. Let Mom know how much you value her time with an easy-care selection that she can enjoy without hours of yard work.

ScentAmazing™ Gardenia is a gift that keeps on giving. Mom will be reminded of how much she is appreciated every time she smells the sweet fragrance of ScentAmazing™. After an intoxicating spring flush, flowers reappear throughout the season, gracing the garden with their delightful fragrance spring through fall.

As tough as mom and with all the grace - don’t let Miss Lemon™ Abelia’s elegant arching form fool you. This bright beauty is one robust shrub. Sand, clay, sun, shade – Miss Lemon™ thrives in most settings. Dressed in elegant variegated foliage, she’ll charm you with a profusion of pink flowers summer into fall.

Present Mom with a pot of golden ‘Sunshine’ Ligustrum to brighten her days all year long. With vibrant foliage, this evergreen shrub energizes sunny borders and makes a striking accent in the garden or container. As hardy as any ligustrum, this variety is sterile so there are no pesky seedlings to weed from the garden. Just golden rays of ‘Sunshine’. 

A petit garden gem with all the pizazz of its full-sized relatives, Purple Daydream® Dwarf Loropetalum is a charming compact evergreen. Reaching a mere 2-3 feet high by 3-4 feet wide, there is no need for Mom to worry about this loropetalum taking over the garden. That means she can put away the pruners, sit back with a cool glass of iced tea, and enjoy the lush purple foliage and vivid pink blooms in peace.

Give Mom a living bouquet with White Wedding™ Hydrangea. Plush, oversized flowers cover gracefully arching stems throughout the summer. The blooms are perfect for cutting so you can keep her vase filled and enhance the garden. White Wedding™ makes a stunning accent in sun or shade, and with its compact form, requires no pruning. Now that’s something Mom is sure to appreciate.

About Southern Living Plant Collection

The Southern Living® Plant Collection is a series of innovative plants selected for their ability to solve specific landscape challenges and to excel in Southern gardens. The collection is the result of a partnership between Plant Development Services, Inc., and Southern Living® magazine to bring high-performing plants suitable for Southern gardens to the market. Visit to learn more. 


Media Contact: 
Corrina Murray | Plant Development Services, Inc., introducers of the Southern Living® Plant Collection, Sunset Western Garden Collection™ and Encore Azalea® |, 251-964-6778