Gardeners have long known about white flowering plants and the beauty that they bring to the garden.
The color white is seen by many as a bright, clean color that makes surrounding colors ‘pop’ visually. Others like how white flowers seem to glow in the evening and early morning hours in the landscape.
Thankfully, there are several white flowering plants that do very well in the Southwestern landscape. In Part 1, I showed you four of my favorites, which you can view here.
Today, let’s continue on our white, floral journey…
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|White Evening Primrose (Oenothera caespitosa)|
|White Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua ‘White’)|
|Little Leaf Cordia (Cordia parvifolia)|
|‘White Katie’ Ruellia (Ruellia brittoniana ‘White Katie’)|
Do you use white flowering plants in your landscape?
However, some people tend to overlook white flowers in favor of flashier colors such as yellow, orange or red. But did you know that white flowers can help show off the other colors in your landscape by providing color contrast?
In addition, white flowering plants also have a visually cooling effect in the garden, which is a welcome sight in the Southwest where summers are hot.
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite white flowers, all of which do well in the Southwestern landscape.
|Bush Morning Glory (Convolvulus cneorum)|
|White Gaura (Gaura lindheimeri)|
|‘White Cloud’ Texas Sage (Leucophyllum frutescens ‘White Cloud’)|
|Texas Olive (Cordia boissieri)|