Plants Used in the Governor’s Landscape

Autumn Twist (Encore Azalea)

Rhododendron x ‘Conlep’

  • Compact evergreen azalea with large white and purple blooms in the spring and a repeat bloom in the early fall
  • Plant in rich garden soil that is moist, but well drained.
  • Plant in light to partial shade
  • Height: 4 feet
  • Width: 4-5 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 7-10:

  • Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 10: Plant in fall; plant in light to partial shade with protection from hot afternoon sun; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

Okame Cherry

Plant this tree in full sun for best flowering.

Prunus ‘Okame’

  • Deciduous tree with showy rosy pink flowers in early spring (The flowers are almost Pepto Bismol pink.)
  • Very early blooming
  • Plant in loose, organic well-drained, slightly alkaline soil
  • Plant in full sun for best flowering; prune, if needed, after flowering
  • Fertilize in spring
  • Height: 15-30 feet
  • Width: 20-30 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-8:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun; mulch after first frost; pull back mulch in spring.

English Ivy

This ivy’s root system enables it to climb tall buildings and trees.

Hedera helix

  • Vigorous, evergreen ground cover/climber with shiny, dark green to blue green leaves (2 to 4 inches long)
  • The plant can also climb high onto buildings and trees using an aerial root system–little feet with pads that stick to the wall or surface.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright once said that vines, especially ivy, are perfect to cover the mistakes of bad architects.

Zones 5 to 9
Care for English Ivy:

  • Partial sun to shade.
  • Grow in any rich, fertile, well-drained soil.
  • Good air circulation.
  • Prune often in early winter and in summer to avoid overgrowth.

Christmas Fern

The Christmas fern perfers partial to full shade.

Polystichum acrostichoides

  • Evergreen, clumping fern with a coarse texture
  • Plant in moist to dry organic soil
  • Plant in partial to full shade
  • Height: 24-36 inches
  • Width: to 24 inches

Hardy in USDA zones : (3) 4-9

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt; may be marginally hardy in this zone.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting and again before first frost; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.
  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; plant in partial to full shade; mulch after planting; water during dry periods; remove dead foliage in spring; divide in spring every few years.

Cherry Berry Hosta

The cherry berry hosta has purple flowers with red seed pods.

Hosta x ‘Cherry Berry’

  • Deciduous perennial with variegated white/green foliage and purple flowers with red seed pods
  • Plant in moist, but-well drained soil
  • Keep moist during drying periods
  • Plant in partial shade; can tolerate morning sun
  • Watch for presence of slugs
  • Height: 16-24 inches
  • Width: 15-18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 3-8:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; mulch lightly in the fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

Patriot Hosta

Plant the patriot hosta in partial to full shade for all zones.

Hosta x hybrida ‘Patriot’

  • Popular white/green variegated Hosta with lavender flowers
  • Plant in moist, but-well drained soil
  • Plant in partial to full shade for all zones
  • Watch for presence of slugs
  • Height: 18 inches
  • Width: 12-18 inches

Hardy in USDA zones 3-9:

  • Zone 3: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; mulch heavily after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 7: Plant in spring or fall; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 8: Plant in spring or fall; mulch lightly in the fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.
  • Zone 9: Plant in spring or fall; mulch lightly in the fall; pull back mulch in early spring; divide in fall or as new growth appears in early spring; protect from deer in prone areas.

Lady in Red Hydrangea

This hydrangea should be planted in morning sun or partial shade.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lady in Red’

  • Deciduous shrub with dark green foliage with red stems and pinkish lacecap flowers
  • Plant in moist, but well-drained soil
  • Plant in morning sun or partial shade for all zones
  • Height: 3-5 feet
  • Width: 3-5 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 6-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather; avoid contact with salt; plant may fail to bloom if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather, especially in late winter; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

Penny Mac Hydrangea

This shrubg will bear blue or pink mophead flowers.

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’

  • Deciduous shrub with blue or pink mophead flowers up to 4 inches wide
  • Plant in moist, but well-drained soil
  • Plant in morning sun or partial shade for all zones
  • Height: 4-6 feet
  • Width: 4-6 feet

Hardy in USDA zones (6)7-9:

  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or very early fall; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather; avoid contact with salt; plant may fail to bloom if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; cover with burlap or plastic in severe cold weather, especially in late winter; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; blooms may decrease if late season frosts occur; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; water regularly in dry spells during growing season.

Eastern Redbud

This small tree is noted for its purple/pink flowers that appear before the leaves, in early spring.

Cercis Canadensis

  • Small, deciduous tree noted for its purple/pink flowers in early spring before the leaves
  • Has decorative bean-like seed pods fall through winter
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Tolerant of poor and alkaline soil
  • Plant in full sun to light shade
  • Prune after flowering in spring; fertilize in late spring
  • Height: 15-20 feet
  • Width: 15 feet

Hardy in USDA zones 4-9:

  • Zone 4: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 5: Plant in spring to prevent winter heaving; plant in full sun to light shade; apply extra mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt.
  • Zone 6: Plant in spring or early fall; plant in full sun to light shade.
  • Zone 7: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 8: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
  • Zone 9: Plant in fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.
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