1. ‘Winter Sun’ Mahonia
Name: Mahonia × media ‘Winter Sun’
Size: 3 to 7 feet tall and 2 to 5 feet wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; adaptable to a wide range of soils
Native range: A hybrid of East Asian species
Although ‘Winter Sun’ provides great foliage, color, and texture throughout the year, its real time to shine is from Halloween until after Thanksgiving, when its showy, bright yellow flower clusters open, persisting even in subfreezing temperatures. You will not be disappointed in the colorful, fragrant November display, and the bees will thank you. This plant is drought tolerant when established, and at least in my garden, the deer pay no attention to it at all.
2. ‘Scarlet Belle’ Pitcher Plant
Name: Sarracenia × ‘Scarlet Belle’
Size: 4 to 12 inches tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun; consistently waterlogged soil
Native range: A hybrid of Southeastern U.S. species
This bog plant can be grown…
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