Best Plants for Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens

Best Plants for Memorial Gardens

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.

Red

Knockout Rose

Salvia

Mandevilla

Bottle brush

Scarlet Sage

Azalea

White

White Plumbago

Black Foot Daisy

Ox-eye Daisy

Gardenia

Azalea

Blue

Salvia- Indigo Spires

Blue Plumbago

Mexican Blue Sage

Ageratum

Blue Daze

Bluebonnet

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:

Snapdragons

Petunias

Impatiens

Vincas

Angelonia

Begonia

Caladiums

Dianthus

Carnations

Pentas

Phlox

Verbena

Pansies

Zinnias

Bachelor Buttons

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!

Featured Image Photo by Daniel Foster on Unsplash

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