|Purple hopbush (Dodonaea viscosa ‘Purpurea’), shrubby germander (Teucrium fruiticans), and violas.|
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)|