Natural boulders and rocks were worked into the design of this Asian-inspired front yard. Ornamental grasses, pieris Japonica, loropetalum and other low-maintenace plants fit with the garden's Zen feel while being easy to care for so the homeowners can maintain the garden's simple appeal.
The landscape designers for this expansive property were among the first to use Southern Living's Sunshine Ligustrum. The brilliant yellow plant has a compact look and despite its delicate appearance is a hardy evergreen.
Purple leaved fringe-flower brings striking dark leaf color to plantings. A strong flush of bright pink flowers occurs in mid-spring. This is a new ground cover fringe-flower, with plants growing 1 foot tall and up to 3 feet wide. It’s an ideal choice for containers or bed edging. Hardy in Zones 7-9. Botanical name: Loropetalum chinense ‘Beni Hime’
A classic Southern favorite, fringe flower takes on a new size with this dwarf version that grows 1 to 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Flowers appear in mid-spring and sporadically through summer. Blooms beckon pollinators. Use it in containers, tucked into perennial borders or as a mass planting. Hardy in Zones 7-9. Botanical name: Loropetalum chinense ‘Hakuou’