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..
China Aster ‘Supreme Belstead’ is a lovely aster variety.Grows up to 50 centimetres in height. The centre of each flower is filled with tubular and ligulate white flowers that greatly contrast with the outer ligulate purple flowers.Flowering over a period from July to late autumn, China Aster ‘Supre..
Ninebark is a hardy deciduous shrub with long-lasting flowers and fruits and exfoliating bark. This native of the eastern United States suckers and has an irregular habit and informal look but tough constitution. In the wild it exists along the fields and forest margins of uplands and lowlands.The s..
An evergreen Tree growing to 30m by 8m at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from May to June, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are monoecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant) and are pollinate..
Though native to China, Korea and Japan, autumn olive has become naturalized across all of eastern North America since its initial introduction in 1830. The silvery red berries of this large deciduous shrub are produced in profusion and eaten and spread by birds and other wildlife. Tough and fast-gr..
This low-growing plant is wonderful in front of borders and as an edging for beds, walkways, and paths. Try it tucked between the paving stones in a patio. Plant it in rock gardens. It's a natural for containers.All species of Nemophila are annuals, and most bloom in the spring. Their flowers have f..
The Five Spot flower plant is a low growing annual, that is great as a carpet or bedding plant. Native to the United States, it can be found growing naturally in meadows, by road sides, and along woodlands.Five Spot gets its name from its flower. The bright white, one inch flowers are, buttercup-sha..
Finely textured, fuzzy green elaves on tall stems are delightfully pretty in summer when toadflax bursts with bicolored flowers. This cousin of the snapdragon is an annual native to Morocco in northwestern Africa where it pops up in light rocky soils and screes.The light green leaves are sticky and ..
Acacia baileyana or Cootamundra wattle, is a shrub or tree in the genus Acacia. The scientific name of the species honours the botanist Frederick Manson Bailey. It is indigenous to a small area of southern New South Wales in Australia, but it has been widely planted in other Australian states and te..
A mature bald cypress is a wonderfully regal tree. This tall, upright, deciduous conifer has exquisitely soft, delicate needles that look feathery along its tiered branches. It is naturally distributed in low, moist locations across much of the central and eastern United States. Mature specimens dev..
This dense, narrow, medium to tall evergreen tree from the Balkan Peninsula is prized by gardeners for its symmetrical habit and formal bearing. The long, semi-rigid, deep blue-green needles of this pine occur in bundles of five. They densely clothe the short, ascending, closely spaced branches. In ..