Lemon Meringue potentilla (Potentilla fruticosa ‘Bailmeringue’) is a flower powerhouse, unfurling yellow, rose-like blooms all summer long. Butterflies can’t resist the plant, along with other pollinators. Small, round plants are drought tolerant once established and deer resistant. Grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 2-6.
Looking for a simple, sweet Halloween treat? Top creamy pumpkin-flavored puddings with a swirl of light, fluffy meringue for a ghostly effect. Decorate with little candy eyes to complete the cute mini Caspers' look.
An unexpected dessert to add to your holiday brunch this season is a New Zealand classic known as pavlova. After beating egg whites and salt to a rigid consistency, pavlova is made by folding in corn flour, vanilla, caster sugar and white vinegar, then slow-baking the mixture until it takes on a meringue-like appearance. It is then garnished with fresh fruit, usually cranberries, and served on a cake stand.