Fruit Punch


Make a delicious fruit salad with just five flavors – lemon, lime, peach, raspberry and grape!

Sumac ‘Tiger Eyes’ (Rhus typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’) provides the base note with fabulous feathery foliage in shades of citrus. Making it even more delicious are the raspberry colored fuzzy stems. Even the edges of these gorgeous leaves are blushing!

‘Peach Flambe’ coral bells (Heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’) is one of the best cultivars for full sun. Bold, ruffled leaves have a deep peach color with a raspberry reverse. In late summer this deepens to a rich mahogany. The white springtime flowers are a bonus.

Keeping with the lime, the trailing annual ‘Sundew Springs’ Lysimachia repeats the chartreuse of the Sumac foliage.

For some high contrast add in rich grape colored million bells (Calibrachoa ‘Dark Blue’).

This combination was designed for a container in full sun and looked fabulous from May until October! Although the million bells and Lysimachia faded away at that point the Sumac and coral bells remained.

is your mouth watering yet?

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