Osteospermum are a large, daisy like flowering perennial. These plants make an eye catching summer display in an open border, as ground cover or in containers. Flowers can be single or semi-double. Osteospermum Daisy-Mae Mixed produces masses of large long lasting daisy-like flowers in a variety of colours. Osteospermum give vigorous, brightly colo..
Thistle-like leaves and steel blue stems and flowers makes the alpine seaholly a favorite perennial for gravelly gardens. Eryngium alpinum is a hardy herbaceous perennial native to dry rocky mountain slopes of southeastern Europe, including the Alps. Decorative perennial for cutting and drying.In summer it produces plume-like flowers with a barrele..
Pokeberry (Phytolacca Americana) occurs naturally in the fields and woodlands of the eastern United States with rare occurrences west of the Mississippi River. It is a large species of plant, often reaching over 6 feet in height with ovate, textured leaves and a central flower stalk that develops into a cluster of purplish berries in late summer. A..
What an explosion of color! Bronze-purple leaves and orange flowers make 'Vesuvius' campion a festive addition to the cottage garden. A short-lived perennial, it is a hybrid between Maltese cross (Lychnis chalcedonica) and Haage campion (Lychnis x haageana). The plant grows as a tufted clump of bronzy purple green leaves that are slightly hairy and..
This is a large-growing perennial best used towards the back of a sunny border. Plants form a clump of coarse, light-green leaves, bearing stems of large, shaggy thistle-like flowers with bright canary-yellow petals. Excellent for cutting, fresh or dried, and sometimes used by commercial florists. Plants are not invasive or weedy in the least. Disl..
Unusual 'balloon-like' buds open into beautiful bloomsBeautiful open, delicately veined blooms sit above attractive blue-green foliage. Delightfully versatile subjects for the perennial border and extremely good for pots or as cutflowers. Some plants may flower in the first year.Balloon flower is an upright herbaceous perennial native to eastern As..
Wonderfully fragrant with a mild, tangy anissed flavour.Attractive plants and ideal for pots. With their lovely purple stems and purple-veined leaves on a shiny, dark green background, Thai basil plants are grown not only for their culinary uses but also as an ornamental specimen. Perennial.Thai basil (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora) is a member..
This interesting Old World perennial has a coarse upright habit that adds texture to sunny gardens. Bear's breeches is quite hardy and summer-blooming. It is native to regions in southwestern Europe, though it has been in cultivation for a long time.The long, sharply lobed, coarse leaves of bear’s breeches are deep green and form large, showy roset..
Attractively cloaked in deeply lobed leaves, hops produces pine-scented flowers that are widely used to preserve and flavor beer. A fast growing, perennial vine, it is native to North America, Europe and western Asia. The tender new stem tips can also be harvested and cooked as a vegetable.The bright to medium green leaves are lobed, usually three ..
Excellent clump forming plant with aromatic foliage and wonderful "tousled" flowers. Also called Bee Balm, it attracts beneficial insects.It spreads via stolons and rhizomes to form substantial clumps over time. In mid-spring it sends up square stems lined with opposite, toothed leaves. These are very fragrant when crushed. Its blooms may appear in..
Excellent clump forming border plant with aromatic foliage and wonderful "tousled flowers". Flowers are edible: add petals to salads, sprinkle over mild fish, use in fruit salads, or to garnish desserts and drinks. Flavor is minty and spicy.Also called Bee Balm, it attracts beneficial insects. Genus - Monarda Species - didyma Variety - Mix..
Hardy for zones 10-14 (growing outside) or can be cultivated as indoor plant in other zones only.This is perhaps the ultimate flowering showpiece for frost-free landscapes or a sunny interior room. Bird-of-paradise is a clump-forming, evergreen, subtropical perennial native to South Africa. Its large, bold dark gray-green leaves contrast nicely wit..
Colorful perennial for cutting with long flowering time. Especially nice in colorful flower bouquets, for beds and borders.Prune frequently to prolong flowering. Winter protection required in harsh locations.Blanketflowers are generally very easy to grow. Most prefer sunny locations with well-draining, fertile soil. They have few pest and disease p..
Cupid's dart is a short-lived perennial that originates from southwestern Europe. It forms clumps of grassy leaves which are accented by single blue to blue-lilac, white flowers with dark centers from midsummer to fall.Cupid's dart is adaptable but best when grown in gritty, well drained soil and full sun. The plant will degrade and expire much mor..
When looking upon a mature false indigo in bloom it looks much like a small shrub, but it’s truly an herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies back to the ground each year. Native populations of false indigo exist across a large part of eastern North America, in all but a few of the most southern states. They tend to grow in old-fields, prairies and ot..