There are many plants in Dawn Gardens that are interesting and unusual. I am a plant collector at heart and have plants that have unusual flowers, leaves, bark, fruit or roots. Here are a few of them:
Beautyberry (Callicarpa bodinieri)
Double Clematis (Clematis ‘Multi Blue’)
Pink Leaved Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Tricolor’)
Groundcover Broom (Genista lydia)
Purple Jelly Bean (Dianella tasmanica)
Ruby Teardrops Dwarf Spruce (Picea pungens ‘Ruby Teardrops’)
Handkerchief Tree (Davidia involucrata)
Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’
This plant is related to a tree that is native to Australia. One of my visitors told me that Cousin It is one of the people on the TV program “The Adams Family” who had a haircut like this plant.
Tie Dye Tomato
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alatus) winged bark
Indigo Bush (Indigofera incarnata)
Lion’s Tail (Leonotis leonurus)
Naked Lady (Amaryllis belladonna) blooms in the summer with no leaves. The leaves come in the winter and spring.
Fairy Wand (Dierama pulcherrimum)