This garden is in Central Park's Conservatory Garden (specifically the South Garden). Creating a walkway with many textures and colors, these plants have many benefits that make them stand out.
While the Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy' does have thorns/spines which may be a problem for children, this plant has many benefits including being resistant to the following: deer, drought, dry soil, erosion, urban conditions, heat, and pollution. While Panicum virgatum is highly flammable, this plant is resistant to black walnut, deer, drought, dry soil, erosion, pollution, salt, and wet soil. Moreover, the showy Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert' is resistant to deer and rabbit.
Some plants included in the photograph:
- Anemone x hybridus 'Honorine Jobert'
- Berberis thunbergii 'Crimson Pygmy'
- Panicum virgatum cv Switch Grass