Color Your Garden Monochromatic - Collection

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Create a color perfect garden. One cannot help but feel energized and happy when entering a colorful spring garden, ready to explore the smells, sounds and colors. One of the first steps in garden planning is to determine what color or colors to use to best fit your personality and set the mood for your outdoor spaces. Colors opposite of each other on color wheel compliment, while colors next to each other are more contrasting. One way to create a unified garden is to use colors sparingly, creating so called color echoes throughout the garden. When choosing color, consider the overall effect you seek. Some colors pair well together while others may vibrate or add tension. Some colors make spaces look smaller and some larger. In the end, it's all about the colors you love and the space you want to create.

About this Variety

Combining green-and-white flowers and foliage creates a botanical twist on monochromatic which is quiet, restful and creates a place to be still. It restores the senses and it is an emotionally postive color combination. Color Your Garden Monochromatic Collection consists of: 1 Elephant Ear Hilo Beauty, 3 Tennessee Ostrich Fern (Glade) and 5 Eucomis Bicolor.

Highlights

  • Eucomis produces unique blooms
  • Easy to grow
  • Excellent for adding texture to summer gardens
  • Grows well in containers, garden beds and borders

Exposure:

Full Sun - Eucomis

Full Sun to Partial Shade - Elephant Ears

Partial Shade to Full Shade - Ferns

Blooms:

Summer with Foliage Summer to Fall

Height:

Elephant Ear Hilo Beauty grows 24-36" tall

Eucomis Bicolor grows 18-24" tall

Fern Tenneessee Ostrich (Glade) grows 48-60" tall

Spacing/Depth:

Plant Elephant Ears 2-4" deep, 18-24" apart

Plant Eucomis 3-5" deep, 12-24" apart

Plant Ferns 1-2" deep, 24-36" apart

USDA Zones:

Grow Elephant Ears as Perennials in zones 8-10. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.

Grow Eucomis as Perennials in zones 7-10. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.

Grow Ferns as Perennials in zones 3-9. Grow as Annuals elsewhere.

Growing Instructions

Plant in the spring after all danger of frost has passed. Eucomis prefers full sun. Elephant Ears prefer full sun to partially shaded locations. Ferns prefer partial shade to full shade. The ideal soil is rich and porous and drains well, yet still holds enough water for the roots. If your soil is heavy clay and drains slowly, or very sandy and does not hold water, add organic soil amendments like peat moss or ground bark. Spread a 3-4 inch layer of soil amendment if needed and incorporate into the soil to a depth of 10 inches. Plant according to depth and spacing noted. Cover with soil. When planting a large number of bulbs or roots in one bed, excavate the entire area to the recommended depth, work fertilizer into the bottom of the trench, set out bulbs or roots and then cover all at once. Water thoroughly at planting. While actively growing, water frequently and thoroughly so that water will reach roots. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to prevent the soil from drying out.

Care Tip

Newly planted bulbs and roots need extra moisture once growth appears during their first year in the garden to ensure they form a solid root system.