The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

There is a “see through” phenomenon going on in the world of flowers, and it is nothing short of thrilling. This is happening thanks in large part to the mass production of Meteor Showers verbena and to some extent Truffula Pink gomphrena.

Some of us have dabbled in the “see through” world with giant alliums and reveled in the possibilities with agapanthus if we lived in a zone that could grow them, but now with these two plants from Proven Winners we can design gardens with the thought of a thrilling season long performance.

You may be thinking, “What is see through?” Meteor Showers, generically speaking, has often been called verbena on a stick. Some say it bears the flowers on stilts while others say it is naked. It is precisely this 30-inch plus habit that provides you the ability to create a cloud of blooms that seem to be floating in air above your other flowers.

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