Citrus is readily available at Garden Heights through the end of summer! Citrus are prized highly for their fragrant blooms that turn into fruit. They'll need sun to perform well, but certain varieties like the Meyer lemon have a higher cold tolerance and are even disease resistant.
An old-fashioned garden favorite, Dicentra Spectabilis (Bleeding Heart) has long arching racemes of heart shaped pink flowers. Plant in shade to part shade for best results!
Available year-round, Colocasia and Alocasia (commonly known as Elephant Ears) have stunning large leaves and are an amazing statement whether indoors or out! With perfect conditions they can grow up to seven or eight feet tall but are typically shorter than that due to Missouri's shorter growing season. A tip- these gorgeous leaves can't have too much sun!
Mertensia (commonly known as Virginia Bluebells) is a Missouri native! You'll see this spring ephemeral's bell-shaped sky blue flowers in April and May. Plant in part shade to full shade for best results.