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Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – Southern Plains

Fine Gardening – Issue 176

Southern Plains

 

1. Dolce® ‘Silver Gumdrops’ Heuchera

 

Name: Heuchera ‘Silver Gumdrops’

Usda Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Size: 6 to 8 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide

Conditions: Partial to full shade; average, well-drained soil

With iridescent foliage, ‘Silver Gumdrops’ heuchera brightens the shade garden both day and night. Lively pink flowers complement the semiglossy leaves, drawing hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden by day. After sundown, the foliage begins to shine, reflecting light off the moon and stars. Line garden pathways with the lustrous sheen to illuminate your evening stroll. Vigorous but compact, ‘Silver Gumdrops’ is tolerant of high heat and humidity. Try planting it in containers and cutting the tall flower stalks for bouquets.

 

2. Summer Sparkles® Baby’s Breath

 

Name: Gypsophila paniculata* ‘ESM Chispa’

Zones: 3 to 9

Size: 16 inches tall and wide

Conditions: Full sun; well-drained average to dry soil

Summer Sparkles® baby’s breath is setting new standards for this…

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