Passionflower is a fast-growing evergreen climber from South America. The flowers emerge in summer and are stunning and exotic. Bowl-shaped, white with blue centers, they bloom repeatedly through the fall. The yellow-orange fruit is edible but not particularly tasty.This fast-growing vine is one of the most hardy passionflowers, and tolerates many ..
Spice-scented blooms with ruffled and toothed/fringed petals in shades and combinations of pink, rose, red and white are the trademarks of these low-growing cottage garden favorites. Need full sun, good drainage and slightly alkaline soil.Approximately 100 seeds in 0,5 g packet. Genus - Dianthus Species - Plumarius Variety - Mix Common na..
Tall, open spikes of delicate white blooms tinged with pink. Adds elegance to the birder and makes a good long lived cut flower.A North American wildflower, now widely grown across the continent. Plants bloom for many weeks, with loose sprays of white flowers tinged with pale pink. In the breeze these move constantly, looking like a cloud of small ..
Also called French or Butterfly Lavender. This is an outstanding compact selection, with fragrant grey-green leaves that form a bushy, evergreen mound. Unusual purple spikes of flowers hold waving mauve petals from the top. Excellent in mixed containers, as well as a hot, sunny border. Hardier than other forms, but also easily wintered indoors. Dro..
Butterfly gardens, meadows, prairies, or naturalized/native plant areas. Also effective in sunny borders. Whether massing plants in large drifts or sprinkling them throughout a prairie or meadow, butterfly weed is one of our showiest native wildflowers.A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blo..
Campion is a short-lived perennial native to southeastern Europe. It is grown for its old-fashioned, small, flat, white, rose or red flowers. The flowers appear in late spring or summer on tall branching stems above basal clumps of downy, silver-gray leaves.Grow campion in full sun to light shade in average, well-drained soil. The leaves — which ar..
Dianthus caryophyllus, carnation or clove pink, is a species of Dianthus. It is probably native to the Mediterranean region but its exact range is unknown due to extensive cultivation for the last 2,000 years.It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 30-60 cm tall. The leaves are glaucous greyish green to blue-green. The flowers are produced si..
The free-flowering aubrieta adds a colorful sweep to sunny borders. This mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial becomes clothed in flowers in spring to early summer. Its blooming period lasts for an average of three weeks, sometimes even a month. The pretty violet-blue, pink shaded flowers play beautifully against its fuzzy green mats of foliage.Sun..
So why would gardeners grow such a deadly poisonous plant as a garden ornamental? Showy forms of castor bean are bold, brightly colored and thrive in high heat and drought. In tropical regions castor bean grows as a tall evergreen subshrub, but in temperate zones it is commonly grown as an annual/tender perennial. This native of northern Africa and..
Nepeta cataria is the true catnip that is loved by house cats. Although native to Europe and Asia, it has over time naturalized in many areas around the world, including much of southern Canada and the U. S.Catnip typically grows in a spreading clump to 60-90 cm tall. Erect, branched, square, grayish stems are clad with aromatic, opposite, coarsely..
'Grand View' - selection of beautiful, impressive flowers in a variety of colors. This perennial medicinal herb grows up to 40-60 cm tall and 30-70 cm wide.Showy spikes of bell-shaped, deep violet, violet-blue, blue or pink flowers (to 5 cm long) with maroon spots bloom in dense false whorls atop square, leafy stems clad with aromatic, toothed, gre..
Though rarely grown in its wild form, Chilean avens is a pretty clump-forming perennial with delicate red to orange-red flowers. This Chilean native is quite hardy and will add an airy, informal look to the summer garden.Low mounds of fuzzy scalloped leaves ground this plant all year around. These are quite attractive and evergreen in all but the c..
Enormous rhubarb-like leaves rise from the ground on thick, thorny stalks. Often seen in large gardens and parks, particularly at the West Coast. A bold feature plant for the waterside. Large cone-like heads of green flowers appear in summer. Must have a mild-winter climate to survive outside, otherwise grow in tubs to winter indoors. Determined ga..
Popular for the papery bright-orange lantern pods that develop around the ripening fruit, these are often cut and used for Thanksgiving and Halloween arrangements. Plants are aggressive spreaders, and best kept out of the perennial border so they don't take over. Also can be grown in tubs. Small white flowers appear in midsummer, over a bushy mound..
This is truly a bold grass for large spacious gardens. It is a tall, dense, clump-forming grass that originates from eastern Asia. Its long slender arching blades are green with thin white midribs and have surprisingly sharp edges that can easily cut skin.In the late summer to fall, plants produce tall, upright stems topped with feathery, silver-wh..