Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Flowering Fern

The winter thaw has turned my mind to gardening and trying to come up with a plan to keep garden maintenance to a minimum.  I have so many hostas and have started to incorporate ferns and other shade loving plants waiting for them to grow (which has turned out to be a wonderful tool for keeping weeds under control), but I'm ready for something a little different.  This weekend, I found this beauty in a coupon insert ad for Brecks and they're calling it a flowering fern.  Here's the description from the Brecks site: 

Flowering Fern is known for its attractive, textured, fernlike foliage and striking, trumpet-shaped blooms. Each plant features 3-5 statuesque stalks that reach up to 18" tall and are loaded with beautiful pink flowers. This perennial multiplies freely and forms neat clumps up to 18" wide. Makes a lovely border addition. Adored by hummingbirds. Not a true fern, it needs a bit of sun to thrive. Plant in full sun to partial shade.

Photo courtesy of Brecks

This is definitely going to be added to my gardens this summer for a splash of color (and my favorite color too).  Have you been thinking about your gardens already?  What are some of your favorite plants?


Kathryn said...

That is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Well of course, the water-craving hydrangea is my favorite, and so difficult to grow here, but I persevere!! lol

Sherri said...

Unfortunately in Texas, in our sun bathed back yard, I need only full sun plants that don't die of heat stroke.

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