I have to keep the number of plants on my want list to a minimum these days. I have simply run out of real estate to plant many more, especially specimens like this cotton candy of a plant Pink Muly Grass 'Regal Mist' (buy it here).
Doesn't it look SPECTACULAR in contrast to these large leaved cannas?
It's one main drawback for me, however, is that it looks so much more dynamic, vibrant and ethereal when planted in large swoops of pink fluff...(large swoops of empty garden space being in VERY short supply here.) In addition, I think the overall effect of the entirety of the composition requires rather large swoops of its planting COMPANIONS as well.
Notice how the light and time of day affect the color, tone and vibrancy of the picture. Sometimes looking hot pink, then lavender, then rusty rose.
I don't know that I would have thought to pair it with Limelight Hydrangeas (here), but the marriage of the two is quite stunning...both en masse, of course.
Oh, and wouldn't a sprinkling or two of lipstick pink Salvia gregii, like Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage (here) or Penstemon Hot Pink Riding Hood (here) be a delight? It would and is.
SURELY, I can figure out a way to incorporate it into my fall border (below), even if not in large swoops... (small swoops, perhaps?). I mean, the color is just PERFECT in a perfectly pink way.
"So lovely", thinks the girl in pink.
Labels: Limelight Hydrangeas, Muhlenbergia capillaris, penstemon, Pink Muhly Grass, salvia gregii, want list