Southern Gardening: Medallion winners include flowers
While American athletes are headed for the winner’s podium at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, a flowering perennial, a vegetable and a fruit made the podium as 2014 Mississippi Medallion winners.
These are going to be some outstanding plants for our Mississippi gardens.
Who can resist plants that have 2- to 4-inch flowers with bright purple petals and dark center cones? Nobody can, which is why gardeners love coneflowers in the summer. Typically, coneflowers are large, back-row plants in perennial beds or borders. But plant breeders are developing smaller plants worthy of the front row.