4 Flowers that Will Make Your Landscape Pop
Nothing creates a more beautiful view than bright colorful flowers arranged in a garden landscape. From landscape designers to gardening DIY-ers, homeowners are always striving to create eye-catching scenes in their gardens. There are so many vibrant color options that choosing exactly which flowers you want can seem overwhelming. Today, the team at Nixa Lawn Service will share a few of our favorites — four Missouri-native flowers we like to use to add a pop of color to landscapes that are missing that special something.
#1 – Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea)
These cheerful prairie natives are not only incredibly colorful but are also adaptable and hardy. The purple coneflower, with its bright orange dome and long purple petals, is the most well-known of the breed. However, hybrids were developed that introduce lemon yellow, creamy white, soft pink blooms, and many more incredible colors.
These perennials bloom for nearly two months and remain tall during winter after the flower has faded. Coneflowers are an excellent addition to any landscape looking to capture a native prairie aesthetic.
#2 – Panicle hydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata)
The Panicle hydrangeas are one of our favorite landscape additions, for a no-fuss long-blooming flower that requires very little upkeep. The large clusters of white flowers gradually fade to pink or red before drying to beige during the autumn months. If left to dry on the plant during the fall, they look great all through the winter. These beauties can be tall, wide, or compact, making them incredibly versatile additions to any landscape.
When planting Panicle hydrangeas, make sure to place them in a location that will get morning sun and afternoon shade for the best bloom results.
#3 – Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa)
Goldenrods can provide a shot of beautiful color to any gardener’s landscape. With bright yellow blooms that grow very tall (5 to 10 feet tall) this flower is perfect for adding a pop of color to your garden. There are multiple hybrids and varieties that can accommodate your other plants, and they require very little care. In fact, many considered this plant a weed rather than a wildflower, as this Midwest native is incredibly hardy and able to spread quickly.
#4 – Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida)
The bright-gold flowers of Black-eyed Susans stay in bloom more than a month, beginning in August. These tall-growing flowers are extremely low maintenance as long as they are planted in a location that gets plenty of sunshine. Plant Black-eyed Susans and you will enjoy gorgeous golden colors late into the summer.
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