Perfect for adding banks of color to gardens or naturalistic settings, Osteospermum has substantial foliage and daisy-like flowers in amazing salmon color.A charming, free flowering plant with large daisy-like blooms and good drought tolerance. Plants need good drainage and don't do well in high hum..
Rhododendron ferrugineum (sometimes called alpenrose, snow-rose, or rusty-leaved alpenrose) is an evergreen shrub that grows just above the tree line in the Alps, Pyrenees, Jura and northern Apennines, on acid soils.It is the type species for the Rhododendron genus. It may grow up to 1 m tall and pr..
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 su..
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 in..
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 bron..
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. P..
Popular variety that produces a high yield of large heads with thick fleshy scales on relatively compact plants. The thistle-like blue heads also look attractive in the flower garden.The hardiest artichoke variety, to zone 6. Likes sun but not excessive heat, so give afternoon shade in hot-summer ar..
Asparagus fern is a tuberous, semi-woody perennial native to South Africa. In its native habitat, it is a scrambling subshrub that survives in a wide range of habitats across the southeastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. These include rocky lands, scrub, coastal dunes and wooded areas. In the landscape a..
Some of the most popular plants for moist, shady areas. Forms mounds of fern-like, medium green foliage and bear delicate, feathery plumes of tiny blooms in many shades. Beautiful, long-horned perennial flower grows up to 50 -70 cm in height with stiff shoots endowed with fluffy bunches of very fine..
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..
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 b..
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 brigh..