This week we celebrate the founding of our great country. For many it is also a time to honor the sacrifices made by many friends and family members who have served in the armed forces. My own husband is an army vet, and on both sides of our family we have many veterans. We also live in Military City – San Antonio, Texas, where many of our fellow gardeners also have family members that are active and veteran service members. As a result I get asked many times to make recommendations for plants that can add the colors of old glory into either a formal or informal memorial garden.
So in today’s post I want to share of my favorite plants that bloom in shades of red, white and blue. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is a solid list of hardy perennials and annuals that you can work in to your memorial garden.
Black Foot Daisy
Salvia- Indigo Spires
Mexican Blue Sage
There are a number of annuals that come in all three colors. Sometimes they are mixed, but often you can find solid selections. They include:
You will need to select the varieties that do best in your area and garden. Your local garden center is a great resource for finding the best local varieties.
If you are planting a memorial garden or already have one, send us pics! And above all have a very safe and happy July 4th holiday!