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White blooming plants can give a sense of peace and coolness to a garden, go with any other color of flowering plant or background and stand out visually even in the evening.
Natchez Crepe Myrtle, Lagerstroemia x Natchez, is a widely grown crepe myrtle tree used in landscaping. Natchez Crepe Myrtle plants are cold-hardy to zone 6 but may grow farther north. They become like trees and can reach up to 30 feet high. These trees have white crinkly appearing flower petals, hence the word crepe in the name. Natchez Crepe Myrtle plants prefer full sun, well-drained soil and make first border plantings along walkways or patios. Municipalities often use crepe myrtle trees to line streets or sidewalks.
If you are looking for a plant to brighten a shady area, consider great white trillium, Trillium grandiflorum. The great white trillium blooms are large and fade to pink. Trillium leaves are veined and deep green. Great white trillium is low maintenance plants best for zones 6, 7 or 8. Trillium looks lovely planted in groups or with other shade-loving perennials. Plant in fertile soil and keep moist with an organic mulch.
One of the first flowers to appear in the spring is the bloodroot plant, Sanguinaria canadensis. Bloodroot plants get their name from the red juice in their stems. The bloodroot plant is native to North America and can be found quite readily in wooded areas. Bloodroot plants enjoy shaded areas and moist soil. The white flowers with yellow centers grow on leafless stems that rise above the plant's foliage. Bloodroot plants are perfect for woodland gardens in zones 3-8.
White flowering plants are a great addition to any landscaping plan. Large or small or showy or understated white blooms compliment any garden plan.