Ornamental plants and flowers are used to create floral arrangements as well as enhance a garden. Not all ornamental plants and flowers are suited to all climates, so do your research to find which are hardy enough species to deal with your sultry summers or snowy winters.
Black Bamboo might just surprise you with how well it deals with frigid conditions. A sight of snow on this plant almost looks as though it is sprouting white flowers. Because it is an evergreen, Black Bamboo provides a spring-like sense of green amongst other plants that aren’t as hardy.
Bear Grass is not really a grass, but a perennial. This plant produces tall, slender flowers that enhance a floral arrangement placed inside a long vase.
Desert Spoon looks almost like a porcupine that has invaded your landscaping design. The leaves that Desert Spoon produce are colored like many large landscaping stones so combining the two can create a dramatic effect for your garden or planted along a walkway.
Cotton Grass is an effective choice if your landscape involves a water feature. This plant grows naturally among bogs and needs a generous supply of both sun and cold weather to thrive. The name is derived from the cottony blooms that the plant produces
Dwarf Papyrus is another ornamental plant that can be effectively used in a water feature situation. The golden flowers of this aquatic plant inserts a tropical feel that can grow straight out from the middle of your recalculated water pond.
The Douglas Iris produces a purple flower that is highly ornamental and can be showcased in a vase as easily as it can be showcase your garden. This is a good choice for those seeking low-maintenance ornamental plants as it doesn’t need much irrigation and can grow equally well in the sun or the shade.
Those living on the seashore should consider a variety of types of ornamental plants that can survive sandy conditions. Plants that do well among sand dunes include Pink Muhly, Feathertop and Orange New Zealand Sedge. Other choices for coastal vegetation decoration include Daylily, Mexican Muhly and Cattail.
Zea Mays is an ornamental corn plant that will be an unusual addition to practically any garden. The “corn ears” arrive by the end of summer, spring brings forth the spiky pink flowers.
Rosa Dortmund places a striking stretch of red in the garden. Planting this ornamental flower among a sea of green plants and grasses only heightens the aesthetic beauty.
Purple Coneflower features a massive dark center from which purple petals spring forth like the rays of the sun. The flower is similar to a daisy and feels at home either outside in natural habitat or inside in a flower arrangement.