Zone 7 (mild climate)
Rhodochiton atrosanguineus is a quickly growing climber with heart-shaped leaves and stems that coil around any support. Although perennial in warm climates, in cooler areas it is usually grown as an annual, flowering from late summer until the first hard frost.The flowers hang down on slender stalks with a bell-shaped, violet-pink calyx contrastin..
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..
Elegant and stately when seen in a park or lining a boulevard, bigleaf linden is a versatile shade and specimen tree for spacious landscapes. A large deciduous tree from Europe where it is celebrated, it becomes an upright tree with a broad column-like stature. Although called "bigleaf", the size of its leaves are only marginally larger than other ..
Exceptionally cold hardy and boasting extremely fragrant spring flowers and pretty fall foliage, European birdcherry is a terrific deciduous tree. Hailing from Eurasia, from northern Europe fully eastward to Japan and Korea, it is a large shrub or becomes a good-sized tree if allowed to reach full maturity. It eventually attains a broad and rounded..
Gilias are delightful, unusual, richly flowering plants that need a lot of sun and warm soil.Prefers Porous soils. Sensitive to wet and cool summers.It takes about 8 weeks to flower after the sow.Suitable for decorating dry and sunny areas in beds or borders. Genus - Gilia Species - Tricolor Common name - Birds Eye Pre-Treatment - Not-req..
Sambucus melanocarpa is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft 1in). It is hardy to zone 6. It is in flower from Jun to July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in..
The largest of the cherries, this fast-growing, medium to large deciduous tree is valued not only for its ornamental attributes but also as a timber tree. It is native from central and eastern North America to Guatemala.The tapered, oval, saw-edged leaves are glossy dark green above and paler underneath. New leaves are often bronze-tinged, and fall..
Small, pretty white blossoms in spring, orangey fall color and dark purplish-black berries make black chokeberry a great shrub for naturalistic massed plantings. An upright deciduous shrub that suckers to form a thicket of twigs and leaves, it is native to the moist soils of the eastern United States and a thin sliver of southeastern Canada. Indivi..
A compact climber producing flowers in a range of warm "sunset" colours.Ideal for patios and as a conservatory plant.Usually grown as an annual. Genus - Thunbergia Species - Alata Variety - Sunset Shades Common name - Black Eyed Susan Vine Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 3 - 10 Height - 1,20 m Plant type - Annual flower..
Thunbergia alata, or Black-eyed Susan vine, is a frequent sight in hanging baskets. As common as they are, most people not only don't know what they are, they don't think to grow them. That's a shame, because Black-eyed Susan vine is as easy care as it is charming. The flowers have an almost pop art look to them, with a solid center surrounded by a..
Fast growing ornamental grass for drying with loose, decorative heads. Use as dot plant or at the back of flower beds.Grows well in a warm, loose and porous garden soils, sunny locations. Genus - Sorghum Species - Nigrum Common name - Black Millet Pre-Treatment - Not-required Hardiness zones - 4 - 10 Height - 1,20 m Spread - 0,50 m Pl..
Easy to grow, long flowering border plant. Great for cutting.Brilliant daisy-like blooms with wonderful complementary colours. Excellent for cut flowers and the perfect to lift mixed borders. Usually grown as an annual.Blooming from July to October. The flowers are superb for cutting and attract many pollinators, such as bees and butterflies.Grow R..
A decidious Shrub growing to 3m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 4. It is in flower from March to April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. It is noted for attracting wildlife. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and ..
Colutea arborescens is a species of leguminous shrub known by the common name bladder senna. It is native to Europe and North Africa, but it is known on other continents where it is grown as an ornamental and used in landscaping for erosion control. It is also known in the wild as an occasionally weedy escapee from cultivation. The shrub takes a ro..
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..