Growing Colors™ offers a unique assortment of edibles that can enhance a garden by providing an ornamental component with additional health, aesthetic, and economic benefits. Careful landscape design and planting with the use of fruits and vegetables results in a yard that is flavorful, practical, and visually pleasing. Edible plants can be combined in many creative ways-with other edibles, or with ornamentals.
The keys to healthy edibles are choosing the correct plant for the right place and properly preparing the soil. Most edible plants need at least six hours of mid-day sun to produce well, and be healthy. With few exceptions, most edible plant varieties require soils with fast drainage. Soggy soil is the culprit for many failed edible gardens. Fruits and vegetables need soil filled with lots of organic matter and a source of nitrogen.
Lingonberry - Vaccinium
A North American native, lingonberries are considered a 'superfood' due to the high antioxident qualities. They grow as a low, evergreen shrub that likes wet soil. Fruit will mature in fall.
VacciniumAttractive, easy to grow, with bright red fruits on small, low growing shrubs. Plants are self-fertile but planting 2 or more will offer better fruit production.[ More Info ]Zone:
Cowberry Bush[ More Info ]
Attractive, easy to grow, with bright red fruits on small, low growing shrubs. 'Red Candy' is early to flower and fruit with a compact growth habit. Produces masses of berries and the berries stay on the shrub for a long time.Zone: