If you are still on the fence about what to get your mother for Mother’s Day then consider this versatile winner: a purple-foliage plant with pink-flowering blooms that can be placed in an outdoor pot or hanging basket in addition to being added to your landscape.
Southern Living Plant Collection has the perfect sized hanging basket plant in their Purple Pixie Loropetalum. It’s dwarf size and weeping habit make it the perfect plant for draping out of a hanging basket or even a window box. You could use it as a ground cover instead, but why not take advantage of its vivid colors to brighten up your home’s exterior in a different way, by hanging it where guests are sure to pass by it to your home’s entrance.
The dark purple foliage will look great year round, and the pink blooms in the spring will usher in just enough color contrast to make a stark and pleasant difference. And this plant is sure to look great in whatever type of hanging basket you put it in, as it will still the show regardless.
Purple Pixie Loropetalum performs best in USDA planting zones 7-10, and look here for help finding the nearest garden center.