Shenandoah Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum 'Shenandoah')
Various Tender Succulents
Golden Oregano (Origanum vulgare 'Aureum' )
Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea' )
Sedum Angelina (Sedum rupestre)
Yellow Ice Plant (Delosperma nubigerum)
Sedum Autumn Joy
Red Mountain Ice Plant (Delosperma dyeri 'Psdold')
Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum tectorum)
Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris) unfurling
Want to lighten up an area in your gardens? Choosing a lime or golden version of a plant brings an instant glow, drawing the eye to the planting. Using lime colored plants with contrasting colors makes a great statement at any time of the season.
What do all of the above plants have in common in addition to their great color? For the most part they are all pest free, waterwise, disease free, and low maintenance plant choices. Most of them are undesirable to rabbits or deer. They are all growing in my Zone 4/5 yard where they get little supplemental water, very little additional fertilizer, and are all very happy. So, next time you're looking for a dose of "wow" in the garden, try some lime!