Since moving to our current 1/2 acre lot, I've gained a much greater appreciation for foliage. After initial plantings of flash-in-the-pan flowers, I'm now concentrating more on plants with a sustained presence in the garden. As I like to buy my plants in the smallest sizes available to conserve on expenses and to allow roots to establish a firm footing, many of my new additions are still quite puny. I'm not the most patient person so giving these plants the time they need to fill out naturally without crowding them with other plants is hard for me but I'm trying...
Without further preamble, here are the foliage plants I'd like to highlight:
|Acacia cognata 'Cousin Itt"|
This Acanthus, along with 2 others, was sold to me as mollis but it and 1 other are almost certainly spinosus. It appears to have a less upright posture than mollis and it bloomed much later, in summer rather than spring, than mollis did in my old garden. I thought about pulling it out to replace it with mollis but I've decided that I rather like the more serrated leaves.
|Coprosma repens 'Plum Hussey'|
|Duranta erecta 'Gold Mound'|
|Erysium linifolium 'Variegatum'|
|Pseuderanthemum 'Texas Tri-Star'|
My final foliage all-stars for this first Foliage Follow-up post are pictured without commentary below. See Pam's Digging blog to find links to foliage selections in other gardens.
|Hibiscus acetosella 'Haight Ashbury'|
|Loropetalum chinense 'Shang-hi'|