The Southern Living Plant Collection was first introduced in spring 2008 to solve some specific landscape challenges for the gardener. The 2009 collection will look to answer those same challenges, and Athens Select will now be bringing six new varieties to market as part of the collection as a result of a newly formed partnership.
Here is a look at a few of the plants in the collection:
- Begonia ‘Bonita Shea’ is a compact, mound-shaped begonia with dainty white to pink flowers borne over curled reddish-green leaves with red undersides. It grows 6 to 10 inches and blooms spring until fall.
- Cuphea ‘Plum Mist’ has two-tone flowers in light and dark lavender that stand out nicely against the medium green foliage. An exceptionally free-flowering, well-balanced, low growing plant, ‘Plum Mist’ grows 10 to 12 and blooms spring until fall.
- Ruellia ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ has vivid red flowers and a low growth habit with wispy flower stems. It’s a tough little plant that’s easy to grow and holds up well through heat and humidity. ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ grows 12 to 14 inches and blooms spring until fall. Give it full sun.