Monday, December 1, 2008

Plants for late autumn color

In this posting I'll be collecting images of plants in fruit or blooming in late autumn.

Fatsia japonica - Photographed in the Elizabethan Gardens.

Salvia leucantha - Photographed in the Elizabethan Gardens.

Farfugium japonicum 'Argenteum' - Photographed in the Elizabethan Gardens


Cosmo said...

Welcome to blogland! I've had such bad luck with fatsia that I didn't even realize it blooms! So what do you think the problem might be--too much sun? too little? I'm in Zone 7b and I've been trying to get it to grow in a very protected spot with southern exposure and so quite a bit of sun. Glad to find your blog, and I look forward to reading more!

Phillip Merritt said...

Well I've never tried to grow it myself, but I do have a friend here in Williamsburg who knows nothing about gardening, did nothing special to her fatsia, and it did well. It was planted next to a wall facing the southeast I think. Fatsia's at its northern limit here so site selection is everything. It likes shade so it seems like too much sun might have been the problem.