This low-growing eager evergreen bloomer is sure to please if a sunny spot is provided and well-draining alkaline soil is present. Delicate flowers are usually white but some cultivars offer pink or lilac blooms.
Tip: Plant to hide unsightly withering foliage of spring bulbs; once the flowers are spent, cut the plant back to ground level to encourage re-blooming into the summer and to prevent woodiness.
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Plump, perky English daisies make great edging plants. Or, slip a few into your lawn for unexpected bursts of color.
White flowers cluster like butterflies atop tall spikes on these airy plants.
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Rockrose 'Little Miss Sunshine'
These carefree Mediterranean natives are blanketed with flowers from spring into early summer and often sporadically at other times of the year.
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These annual, honey-scented blooms are a natural for bees.
(Gardenia jasminoides 'Leeone' PP21983)
Jubilation flowers heavily from spring through fall with masses of white blooms. Plant near patios, porches, decks, and other outdoor living areas where the fragrance can be enjoyed.
'White Madonna' bougainvillea
(Bougainvillea ‘White Madonna’)
Plant this beauty and let her vines climb high with moderate water and full sun.
'Ms. Alice' bougainvillea
(Bougainvillea ‘Ms. Alice’)
This low-growing variety can easily be kept to three to four feet, working best for those wanting a lovely, all-white look without sky-high height.
'White Stripe' bougainvillea
(Bougainvillea ‘White Stripe’)
A stunning summer annual, this pearl bougainvillea offers an elegant look for every arbor.
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(Erigeron glaucus 'Cape Sebastian')
Primed for coastal regions, this California native makes a great pick for gardeners seeking a soft, daisy-like look.
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'Santa Barbara' daisy
(Erigeron karvinskianus ‘Santa Barbara’)
These low-water, white and pink flowers make great borders for pathways. Plant in the fall for colorful rewards come spring!
(Papaver hybridum ‘Swansdown’)
Not your typical poppy, this all-white flower buds into frilly balls, making a great accent plant.
'Alba Minor' pansy
(Viola cornuta ‘Alba Minor’)
Despite its gentle look, this all-white flower withstands heat and cold far better than most violas.
Katrina African Iris
(Dietes ‘Nola Alba’)
These drought-tolerant, exotic flowers withstand poorly drained soils and resist disease better than most. When you purchase the seeds from Monrovia, a portion of the proceeds goes to America’s Wetlands Foundation, helping restore wetlands in Louisiana.
'Fancy Pants' iris
(Iris douglasiana ‘Fancy Pants’)
Deer-resistant and drought-tolerant, this white iris comes with a gorgeous splash of purple and yellow across four-inch flowers.