Foundation plantings are a great way to add “wow factor” and curbside appeal to your home. Use a combination of color, shape and sizes to create a welcoming and striking entrance. Mix early- and late-blooming varieties for multi-season interest around your home. Try Strawberry Sundae™ Hydrangea, which grows to a height of 4-5’ and has an evolving color from creamy white to pink and finally strawberry red in fall. It fits well under most windows and gives multi-season interest. Purple Magic Crape Myrtle is another taller and colorful option for the southern gardener, maturing to 6-10’ tall with dark purple flowers. Coppertone™ distylium and Crimson Fire fringe flower are great options for southern gardeners that matures to 3-4’ tall and with striking foliage and grow well in full sun or part shade.