1. Protective Purple Queen® Bougainvillea
Perfectly yin-yang combo of tumbling waves of pretty, tender, deep-purple blooms with, just like a mom, protective “don’t mess with me” thorns. Makes an ideal privacy screen for fences or arbors.
2. Graceful Double Weeping Rosebud Cherry
Spectacular in spring when dripping with fresh, millennial-pink hued spring blooms, the weeping form mirrors Mom’s enduring grace and elegance throughout the year. Use as a focal point or in pairs flanking a walkway.
Alive, vibrant, happy, and sunny (so very “Mom”!) this annual sunflower is always “on”, bringing smiles and joy to the garden and, as a cut flower, to the kitchen too!
4. Nurturing Bountiful Blue® Blueberry
Moms naturally connect with the rhythm of nature, and this blueberry not only feeds us with the biggest, sweetest berries, but is also an important food source for spring pollinators who feast on the nectar-rich blooms. Great in containers.
5. Playful Plumetastic® Pink Muhly Grass
Easy, breezy, and with glittering plumes that have the look of spun sugar, this pink grass is a showstopper that, like Mom, draws everyone in with its twinkle and shine. We love this massed for an unforgettable early fall show.
6. Unflappable VIBE® Ignition Purple Salvia
Just like a mom, no amount of drama—in this case heat, drought, humidity—stops this brilliant purple sage from doing its thing. Masses of flowers from spring throughout summer makes this ideal for a waterwise border.
7. Elegant First Love® Gardenia (Grafted)
Legendary for their deeply memorable fragrance and the unfurling of their large, white, double blooms, gardenias are as seductive and feminine as a certain sort of Mom (in jeans or Chanel!). This one’s blooms are larger, come on earlier, and because it’s grafted, is the perfect solution for less than perfect soils.
8. Glamorous Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony
Just as some moms are larger than life, this peony’s giant, semi-double coppery-orange blooms turn a late spring garden into an EVENT. Itoh peonies, a cross between herbaceous and tree peonies offer enormous flowers on a vigorous plant with stronger stems.
9. Sturdy Saint Mary Southern Magnolia
A tree, like a mom, is the backbone and centerpiece around which all else comes to thrive. This dwarf southern magnolia has a strong form and those indelible large, white, cup-shaped, fragrant flowers in the summer. Tops out at just 25’ tall and wide.
10. Soulful Grace N’ Grit™ Red Shrub Rose
Probably no other flower evokes so many shared memories of love, beauty, and celebration than a rose which is why we love to gift them to Mom. Grace N’ Grit™ Red is one of a series of shrub roses that are fuss-free in the garden, and stunning when cut for vases.
Plus three more:
1. Vital Bee-You™ Bee-Free Bee Balm
Spirited, lively, and energetic, this new pollinator-magnet bee balm’s “bee you, bee free” message reminds us that every mom is perfect, just as she is. Add this to a wildlife garden or just slip in a few to a perennial border.
2. Unique Double Shot® Watermelon Azalea
Why have a shrub that blooms only one a year (thought it doesn’t just bloom, it BLOOMS) when you can have one that comes on in spring AND fall?
3. Stately Nuccio’s Bella Rossa Camellia
No matter the season, a camellia brings a sense of warm formality and a touch of the regal to a garden.