Moore Farms Botanical Garden is pleased to be attending the Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival this weekend from September 29th-October 1st. Below is the list of plants that will be available for purchase. Please stop buy to purchase plants, register for classes/events, and learn more about what MFBG has to offer the Pee Dee area!
Serissa japonica ‘Kyoto’ (Tree Of A Thousand Stars): This a a dwarf shrub that is also a favorite for bonsai! The branches are adorned with tiny, dark-green leaves and precious pink flower buds that turn into white trumpets. This is a miniature at 12 inches high and 10 inches wide, making a wonderful ornamental in the landscape or filler in a container. It thrives in full sun to part shade and does not like “wet feet.”
Euonymus japonicus ‘Green Spire’ (Columnar Euonymus): This formal, tidy evergreen makes a great hedge or screen, and can adapt to small planting spaces due to its narrow habit. Preferring partial to full sun, this euonymus will grow to be 6-8’ tall and only 1-2’ wide, and takes shearing very well.
Buxus harlandii ‘Richard’ (Richard Boxwood): This compact boxwood, growing only to 3 to 4 feet tall and wide will work well as a foundation plant. Knowing the ultimate size is small, there is never a need to prune! ‘Richard’ has yellow stems, and very lustrous, leathery leaves with a slight notch on the tip of the leaves, quite interesting. Full sun and good drainage make this long lasting boxwood a favorite as a foundation or specimen planting. See ours in the formal garden.
Acalypha pendula (Trailing Chenille Plant): You can’t walk by this plant without stopping to rub your finger across the red, fuzzy flowers. It’s great for using as a “spiller” in containers and hanging baskets. If you want to add a little funk to your garden, plant it as ground cover in the front of your bed. Grows to 1’ tall by 3’ wide and is hardy to Zone 8.
Ajuga reptans ‘Binblasca’ (Black Scallop Bugleweed): Black Scallop is a really neat selection that boasts rich, dark nearly black leaves. The leaves are slightly wider than Bronze Beauty but both work just as effectively at creating a nice carpet of color in the spring. Plant in part shade under deciduous shrubs for the best companion plantings.
Liriope muscari ‘Okina’ (Variegated Lily Turf): Frosted monkey grass flushes white in the spring and slowly fades to green as the season goes on. This evergreen spreads in masses and tolerates a variety of soil and light conditions. The foliage elongates and spreads slower in shadier conditions.
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrowleaf Mountain Mint: This mountain mint has slender aromatic foliage and is a pollinator-attracting native. It only get to be about 2-3’ in height and width and blooms with clusters of white flowers July to September. Thriving in full sun to part shade, it is very low-maintenance, perfectly happy in dry, rocky or clayey soils. A vigorous grower that will naturalize into drifts.
Buxus microphylla ‘Peergold’ (Golden Dream Boxwood): Boxwood ‘Peergold’ is an adorable petite shrub that stays one to two feet tall and three feet wide. The variety name refers to the tiny rounded leaves which are variegated with irregular golden yellow margins. This dreamy golden boxwood makes a nice low hedge or specimen in the garden. As an extra benefit, it’s rabbit and deer resistant!
Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Duet’ (Variegated Beautyberry): This upright deciduous beautyberry features not only showy white, bird-attracting fruits in fall, but also has lovely creamy variegation on the margins of the foliage. For an interesting autumnal berry display, you could try planting ‘Duet’ alongside other fall berry-producing shrubs like firethorn or winterberry holly.
Plant list compiled by Amanda Clark.