10 Plants to Buy Mom for Mother’s Day

The are actual plants that must be “Planted”– in the ground, in a container, etc.  You don’t get to give one to mom and then she tosses it in the garbage a week later.  OK ?  Take a little time to see what’s here and kinda guess what she would like, and  maybe take a cutting or two later .  Alright, this may seem a bit selfish, but every time she looks at that plant guess who she will think of ?  Her thoughtful child, you !

Take a look:

1. Protective     Purple Queen® Bougainvillea

Perfectly yin-yang combo of tumbling waves of pretty, tender, deep-purple blooms with, just like a mom, protective “don’t mess with me” thorns. Makes an ideal privacy screen for fences or arbors.

2. Graceful      Double Weeping Rosebud Cherry

Spectacular in spring when dripping with fresh, millennial-pink hued spring blooms, the weeping form mirrors Mom’s enduring grace and elegance throughout the year. Use as a focal point or in pairs flanking a walkway.

3. Poetic     SunBelievable™ Brown Eyed Girl Helianthus

Alive, vibrant, happy, and sunny (so very “Mom”!) this annual sunflower is always “on”, bringing smiles and joy to the garden and, as a cut flower, to the kitchen too!


4. Nurturing     Bountiful Blue® Blueberry

Moms naturally connect with the rhythm of nature, and this blueberry not only feeds us with the biggest, sweetest berries, but is also an important food source for spring pollinators who feast on the nectar-rich blooms. Great in containers.


5. Playful     Plumetastic® Pink Muhly Grass

Easy, breezy, and with glittering plumes that have the look of spun sugar, this pink grass is a showstopper that, like Mom, draws everyone in with its twinkle and shine. We love this massed for an unforgettable early fall show.


6. Unflappable     VIBE® Ignition Purple Salvia

Just like a mom, no amount of drama—in this case heat, drought, humidity—stops this brilliant purple sage from doing its thing. Masses of flowers from spring throughout summer makes this ideal for a waterwise border.


7. Elegant     First Love® Gardenia (Grafted)

Legendary for their deeply memorable fragrance and the unfurling of their large, white, double blooms, gardenias are as seductive and feminine as a certain sort of Mom (in jeans or Chanel!). This one’s blooms are larger, come on earlier, and because it’s grafted, is the perfect solution for less than perfect soils.


8. Glamorous     Kopper Kettle Itoh Peony

Just as some moms are larger than life, this peony’s giant, semi-double coppery-orange blooms turn a late spring garden into an EVENT. Itoh peonies, a cross between herbaceous and tree peonies offer enormous flowers on a vigorous plant with stronger stems.


9. Sturdy     Saint Mary Southern Magnolia

A tree, like a mom, is the backbone and centerpiece around which all else comes to thrive. This dwarf southern magnolia has a strong form and those indelible large, white, cup-shaped, fragrant flowers in the summer. Tops out at just 25’ tall and wide.


10. Soulful     Grace N’ Grit™ Red Shrub Rose

Probably no other flower evokes so many shared memories of love, beauty, and celebration than a rose which is why we love to gift them to Mom. Grace N’ Grit™ Red is one of a series of shrub roses that are fuss-free in the garden, and stunning when cut for vases.

So, there you have it.  These are Monrovia brand plants and should be available at most garden centers.



Author: Dennis Hickey

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