Well, T tried to get me to put these elsewhere in the garden and I’m afraid he may have been correct. I’m not liking them right here. That side fence is SO janky. Maybe if it was covered with some pretty vines?
These were both planted at the end of April.
Monardella villosa, Phormium Black Rage, Bacopa, I can’t remember this one, Helichrysum petiole
I set up my two wooly pockets this weekend. I’m not really sure how well all thee plants pair up in a container. I mean, they should be all pretty together but maybe not all compatible water/sun requirement times and size. we’ll see!
Bacopa Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Bacopa flowers best in full sun, preferably morning sun. Keep Bacopa evenly moist and provide good drainage. The plant may rot if it is waterlogged and it may stop flowering if it is allowed to dry out between waterings. Pinch back as needed and feed with an all-purpose fertilizer following package instructions.
Monardella villos – coyote mint
This perennial will grow to 2′ tall by 2′ wide. The dark green leaves contrast nicely with long blooming lavender flowers (June-August). Place in full sun to light shade, with good drainage and little summer water. Cut back heavily in winter for a compact plant next year. Native from Northern to Central California. Flowers attract a wide variety of butterflies and beneficial insects.
Phormium Black Rage
Striking blue-black sword-like leaves make a bold upright (to 2-3′) statement that holds its color well; incredible contrast plant in container or border. Sun/Med-Dry/GdDrain
H. petiolare is a shrubby treasure with felted, heart-shaped leaves. Its stems form low mounds or spill out of containers, weaving their way through their neighbors. Growth is vigorous in average to dry garden soil. For best foliage color, provide afternoon shade. Perennial in Zones 8-10.
another wooly pocket experiment!
creeping mint, Rumex sanguineus, Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’, centradenia floribunda, Carex flagellifera – Toffee Twist, Prunella grandiflora ‘Blue Loveliness’
Prunella grandiflora ‘Blue Loveliness’
Sun to Partial Shade, Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season
Ajuga reptans ‘Chocolate Chip’
Ajuga ‘Chocolate Chip’ is a low growing, narrow leaved ground cover with compact variegated foliage – dark green splashed with chocolate, with burgundy highlights.
Leaves are thinner and longer than other Ajugas. This versatile ground cover is topped in late spring to early summer with intense deep blue flowers held on 2″ flower spikes.
spreads quickly to almost 6’ across & as much as 18” tall. Praiseworthy bright coppery-bronze shiny foliage make it a true stand-out in the garden, adding tons of long-range foliar interest & contrast. And wow, what a backdrop the leaves & ruby stems create for the showy bright magenta-pink flowers! Trailing stems root along the ground & are simple to control. Cascades beautifully out of beds, containers & hanging baskets! Bright shade/Sun, avg. water
Carex flagellifera Toffee Twist is a zone 7 hardy ornamental grass for sunny areas. Actually a sedge, this carex is grown for its beautiful toasted coppery brown foliage which turns a rich mahogany color by fall.
Clump forming Carex cascades and twists in the most pleasing of ways, making this ideal for container gardening.
Full Sun, May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater