After a long spring/early summer flowering season, we’re now enjoying the seed head of Clematis hexapetala ‘Mongolian Snowflakes’. Here it is growing in our fully sun, gravelly crevice garden.
Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Hush Puppy’ is a very vigorous fountain grass from the breeding program of Wayne Hanna at the University of Georgia, the result of their fountain grass sterilization program. Other introductions from this program include ‘Cayenne’, ‘Etouffee’, and ‘Jambalaya’.
In the garden Pennisetum ‘Hush Puppy’ forms a 3′ tall x 4′ wide clump that produces a succession of new plumes from early/mid-July (NC), and continuing to fall…an extended flowering season due to a lack of seed production.
We always love seed set on the love lily, Amorphophallus kiusianus. This species is one of the few amorphophallus which sets seed without a mate. The seed start out a raspberry pink and gradually mature to blue. Seed can be planted once they turn blue, but will not germinate until the following June.
Here are some seed and seedpods from the gardens and the greenhouses today.
Decorative fruit and seed pods add to your garden’s interest year round and are a food source birds and other wildlife.
Here are some ornamental seed pods from the gardens this week.
Here are some colorful and interesting seeds and seed pods from the garden this morning.
Here are some colorful fruit and interesting seedpods from the garden this week.
Here are some interesting fruits and seed pods from the garden this week.
Many Hydrangea have colorful sepals that persist long after the plant has flowered, extending it’s season of interest.