With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to add some red, white, and blue to your outdoor space. We’ve got a variety of stunning plants that are perfect for adding some patriotic flair to your garden:
Delta Flame and Delta Moonlight Crapemyrtle
Delta Flame bears dark red blooms that contrast vividly with its unique, dark burgundy, curved leaves, while Delta Moonlight bears showy white blooms that contrast vividly with its unique, dark burgundy, curved leaves. Both make great versatile small trees that are a stunning garden accent.
Both Ever Sapphire and Ever WhiteAgapanthus bloom very early and rebloom with multiple spikes of bright blue flowers + are fast-growing, tough, and drought tolerant.
Safari Rose Aloe is a compact, first-year blooming aloe that is heat and drought-tolerant. Flowering from summer to mid-winter + a repeat bloomer with rose pink flowers.
This award-winning barberry sports a unique color combination for an easy-care shrub. New spring foliage starts out a vibrant coral and ages to a ruby red that lasts into fall. Useful as a vertical element in borders, landscapes, or containers.
Drought and salt tolerant, this tough shrub is suitable for a variety of landscapes. Light green new growth darkens to emerald green, and striking red bottlebrush flowers appear from spring into summer.
This hardy landscape verbena beats them all for summer production. It takes the heat and stays in flower longer! Its vibrant color and superior branching create a full habit bursting with blooms—ready to brighten any garden.
This charming series of Dianthus features adorable, double, and semi-double flowers rich in spicy fragrance. Evergreen foliage forms handsome tussocks. Very long blooming and drought tolerant once established.
An evergreen Chinese Dogwood with a graceful yet vigorous habit and loads of flowers. Each branch holds up to 150 white blooms that eventually transform into translucent, strawberry-like fruit. Empress of China will light up your partly shaded garden!
This red selection of a tough, award-winning, Southern perennial series blooms up to 100 flowers on 12- to 14-inch stems. Strong pest/disease resistance and cold-hardiness to zone 7 deliver tough beauty to your perennial garden. For optimum blooms (and cut flowers), remove old blooms.
Big Daddy, White Wedding, and Dear Dolores Hydrangeas
Pink in alkaline soils and blue in acidic soils, Big Daddy’s huge blooms are as big as balloons at a child’s birthday party. Perfect for flower arrangements. Easy to grow in hot, humid summers. Dear Dolores’ fast growth and repeat blooms are definitely worth writing about. Its bright green foliage and pink or blue flowers will make your garden newsworthy. And White Wedding brings sturdy, upright branches supporting large, pillow-like, white blooms to your landscape. This beauty dazzles as a cut flower or in the garden from accent to mass planting.
An improved earlier blooming version of Black and Blue. Another great Salvia option for the mid to back of borders. Deer resistant and heavy blooming until frost. Bright spikes of flowers will bloom all season long, right up until the first frost. Use in mass plantings or mixed with roses and perennials. Its compact shape is just right for containers.
Bright spikes of flowers will bloom all season long, right up until the first frost. Use in mass plantings or mixed with roses and perennials. Its compact shape is just right for containers.
By choosing red, white, and bloom plants, you can create a garden that’s beautiful and a celebration of the season. Find these selections at a garden center near you or online and start creating your own patriotic garden today!