Suggested Roses for Landscape Uses
There are certainly many more roses that can be used other than the ones listed. The taller shrub and Old Garden roses (Approximately 5 feet or greater) can be used as hedges, screens, windbreaks, or sound barriers. Those smaller in height can be used as edging or foundation plants. Of course, if you want a small hedge, roses in the edging or foundation list could be used. These are grouped to include roses that vary in height from approximately 2-5 feet.
Memorial Rose-R. wichuraiana
F. J. Grootendorst
Climbing Cecile Brunner
Mme Isaac Pereire
Don Juan (Z8)
Fourth of July
Frau Dagmar Hastrup
Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’
Souvenir de la Maimaison
Refer to the lists in the following books for more suggested roses for various landscapes uses:
All About Roses—Ortho Books
Antique Roses for the South by William C. Welch
Zinnias are annual flowers that perform extremely well in our hot and humid Mississippi gardens and landscapes. In fact, home gardeners can have these beautiful flowers blooming from May all the way to frost in fall.
One group of zinnias that I can’t get enough of is the Zinnia elegans. These zinnias are the long-stemmed kind that are perfect for the cutting garden.
I’ve promoted the 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners Colorblaze coleus, beautyberry and Luscious lantana for the last three weeks. Now, I want to tell you about the fourth and final 2020 selection, Garden Gem tomato.
This will come as a surprise to the Southern Gardening Nation, but I think I’m starting to like eating fresh tomatoes. I’m certainly looking forward to picking fresh Garden Gem tomatoes this summer.
One of my favorite easy-care, flowering plants has to be lantana. This low-maintenance plant is highly tolerant of the hot, humid summers in our Mississippi gardens.
It’s no wonder that lantana has been selected as a Mississippi Medallion winner three times.
Through February, I’m highlighting plants named 2020 Mississippi Medallion winners. Each of these winners is superbly adapted to our garden and landscape environment.
This week, I want to tell you about American beautyberry, a winner that is a native species found across the Southeast. It is known botanically as Callicarpa americana.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of introducing the 2020 Mississippi Medallion Winners at the Gulf States Hort Expo in Mobile, Alabama. This is a special group of selections, as the Mississippi Medallion program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020.
The plants selected for 2020 include Colorblaze coleus, beautyberry, Luscious Series lantana and Garden Gem tomato.