If you’re looking for a fantastically colorful ground cover plant, look no further than the Flirt Nandina from the Southern Living Plant Collection. This heavenly bamboo will grow to 2′ H x 2′ W. As new growth emerges in spring, it is a deep scarlet red which is a rich contrast against the dark sage evergreen foliage at the center of the plant. In late spring, petite white flowers grow in multitudes of tightly clustered panicles. These flowers are followed by glossy crimson berries that provide a further dimension to this already intriguing plant. Although the Flirt is perfect for the landscape, it is also ideal for a container garden as it provides unique texture as well as gorgeous, varying colors. Plant this Nandina in well-drained garden soil and fertilize in early spring for best results.
For a seamless planting, space your Flirt Nandina 1 foot apart from plant center to plant center. For space between plantings, plant them 3 feet apart.