Mondo grass is a clumping, sod-forming groundcover with finely textured, evergreen foliage. Virtually pest and maintenance free, it will soon provide a handsome backdrop for the green culmed bamboos scattered throughout the design..
Weeping hibiscus trees are shrubs “trained” to form a single tree-like trunk. The classic Southern weeping hibiscus is the Anderson Crepe, a pink-flowering variety reaching 12-15′ tall at maturity. Note the trunk has been wrapped inside a pole to discourage branching.
When paired with the delicate beauty of hibiscus, giant spider lilies look especially bold, yeah?
Botanically speaking, these stunning plants are classified as Crinum Asiaticum, and are members of the Amaryllis (not lily) family. And for those who like it REALLY technical, this red leaf form is further pigeon-holed as C. Procerum var. Splendens!
Confused yet? 🙄 Don’t be!
“Know me by my deep burgundy scape and highly fragrant flowers.” 🙂
Until next time…….
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- Crinum Lilies, Hibiscus, and Invasive Pest Awareness Month! (smallhousebiggarden.wordpress.com)
- The meaning of a Hibiscus (hellosommer2013.wordpress.com)