“The Lady in Red” movie title, which I haven’t seen, indicates that red is an eye catching color. Maybe the cut of the dress was, too. Anyway, red in the yard definitely draws the eye.
Red Yuccas should not be planted where I put these. The problem is that surrounding plants grow into them. Now I know why I’ve seen them planted alone in a graveled area. It’s almost impossible to pull intruding plants out of a yucca without wearing some kind of armor.
This Drummond Phlox (Phlox drummondii ‘Hook’) bloomed but has since faded away. I bought it at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at their April plant sale. Maybe it’s one of the casualties from a wet May.
Kangaroo Paws (Anigozanthos Red) is an Australian native that is supposed to be hardy to zone 8. I’m a little leery that it will make it through our winter, so it will probably remain a pot plant which is taken into the shed when cold weather comes.
The label said they make good cut flowers. If they produce lots of flowers, I’ll try that. The color is unusual and seems to change every time I look at it.
Flowers on Bubba Desert Willows (Chilopsis linearis ‘bubba’ Desert Willow) are almost orchid like with nice colors. I have two on opposite sides of the house. They haven’t bloomed much yet this year. But they do well in the heat and should burst out in blooms soon.
Crimson Pirate Daylily (Hemerocallis ‘Crimson Pirate’) was planted last spring and did very well this year. The stalk on this variety was only 1 to 1 1/2′ tall, which is nice for the front of the bed.
Even though daylilies only flower in the spring, these bloomed for weeks. Every year I become more of a daylily fan.
“Worry is like a rocking chair: it keeps you moving but doesn’t get you anywhere.” Corrie ten Boom