Friday, December 12, 2014

Perennial Plants May Increase the Value of Your Houston Area Home.

Are you looking to add plants to your property that provide beauty and stimulate compliments all year round? Here are three types of flora that can bring appeal to your property:

Alstroemeria (Peruvian lily)

The Peruvian lily
comes in shades of purple with dark flecks and last well in bouquets. Alstroemeria aurea (The Peruvian lily) blooms come in shades of yellow and orange.

Aster x frikartii

Delicate-looking flowers on ultra-tough plants tolerate just about any soil type. ‘Mönch’ grows to 2 feet-tall and pumps out 2 1/2-inch lavender-blue flowers almost all year if spent ones are removed.  Wonder of Staffa’ is another favorite with lavender blue blossoms.

Coneflower (Echinacea)

Colorful and super tough, ‘Ruby Star’ from Monrovia nurseries has large pinkish-purple blooms with pronounced coppery centers.  The plant grows 2-feet tall; the flowers are 4 inches across. Among the many showy hybrids are ‘Orange Meadowbrite’, butter-yellow ‘Sunrise’, and reddish-orange ‘Sundown’.
For more information about plants that can add charm to your yard year round, contact Houston area Laird Landscaping at 281-578-2795 or online at


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