accent plant

accent plant

A design term for a plant that contrasts with its neighbors and so catches the eye.
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Grow it as an accent plant among smaller plants or in a container in moisture-retentive, well-draining soil and sun or partial shade.
The philodendron plant is an excellent accent plant.
It's quick to establish into stately size and produces loads of bloom, which makes it a superb accent plant for a border or pathway.
The Iresine `Purple Lady' is a dark purple-leaved accent plant and is available for the first time as seed and plants.
Little Bunny, a dwarf fountain grass, could be considered a front border or lower growing grass, while Burgundy Giant works well as an accent plant.
At first, I thought about suggesting a strong accent plant like Phormium tenax, the new Zealand flax, with strong sword-shaped leaves to five feet.
It makes an outstanding accent plant without taking over the garden.
Follow Monika Hellwegen's lead and use 'Royal Purple' smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria) as an accent plant among green grasses, shrubs, and trees.
The purpose of an accent plant, especially in the small gardens or landscapes that most of us have, is to soothe the eyes.
To add visual interest to a level bed, mound soil in the center or at one end to create a gentle berm--an elevated stage for an art object or accent plant.
This deciduous shrub makes an excellent background or accent plant for a garden splashed with most of the day's sun.