One of the queens of eastern North America's deciduous forests, basswood has large heart-like leaves, deliciously fragrant summertime flowers and an overall majestic structure. A large deciduous tree with a straight trunk, it is more cone-shaped when youthful but matures to a large, rounded to wide-spreading specimen. The bark is gray and smooth at..
American bladdernut is admirable because of its glossy, attractive, three-part leaves and curious-looking fruits. This variably medium to large shrub, rarely a small tree, is naturally found in moist-soil woodlands, especially along stream banks. It's native to southeastern North America, east of the Great Plains from Ontario to the Florida Panhand..
Amazingly showy annual flower. Grows up to 80-90 cm tall.Flower with rigid shoots ending with magnificent pink to white flowers. Blooms from July to September. An excellent plant for wild flower and mixed gardens, borders. Good for cutting.Grow on fertile, not too dry soils in a sunny position.Approximately 60 seeds in 1g packet. Genus - Cen..
This eastern North American cousin of black elderberry is a medium to large, fast-growing, deciduous shrub. It is grown for its ferny pinnate foliage, large, musky-scented flower heads, and showy clusters of fruits. A wildlife magnet, it attracts butterflies with its flowers and wildlife with its fruit.In late spring and summer, large flat-topped c..
A slow-growing, spreading-canopied deciduous tree, American hornbeam is native to southeastern North America from Canada to Mexico. The ridged, gray, smooth bark looks like there are flexed muscles under it, yielding another common name of musclewood. It may also grow with many trunks and attain a form much more shrub-like, albeit large.The pretty,..
The American sycamore is a grand, picturesque tree if well placed in the landscape. This large deciduous tree is naturally distributed across the eastern half of North America, from Maine to Florida, so it is beneficial to grow from local stock. It is a lowland tree that’s adapted to soils that become flooded intermittently throughout the season. H..
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..
The spiny fruits, palmate foliage and stark appearance of the American sweetgum are all unmistakable. This impressive tall, deciduous tree is native to the central and southeastern United States from New York to Florida and across to Texas. Specimens are also said to grow into Mexico and Central America. Sweetgum is an incredibly adaptable hardwood..
One of the best small deciduous trees for year-round display, this native of Northeast Asia is prized for its polished, flaking, golden-brown bark, its compact upright habit, and its clustered white early-spring flowers. The toothed, oval, medium-green leaves turn yellow in fall. Small black cherry-like fruits are sometimes produced in summer. This..
Charming, versatile and vibrant with a great variety of colours and shades. Superb planted in bedding displays, mixed borders, patio containers and rock gardens.Phlox drummondii is an annual phlox that is native to grasslands and open woods in central and eastern Texas. It has escaped gardens and naturalized along roads, fields and waste areas in m..
From spring to summer, this annual produces multiple flower spikes with tiny flowers enclosed in showy bracts in shades of white, pink, or purple and marked with darker veins. Plants grow to 60 cm tall and about half as wide. They are especially dramatic in large groupings. It is excellent as a long-lasting cut or dried flower.Provide moist but wel..
A great tasting variety with good bolt tolerance. Enjoy the pungent taste of it and it is a great addition to salads.A superb variety with attractive large, smooth, round leaves and great peppery flavour with a bit of bite.Heat tolerant so slower to bolt than other varieties.According to ancient traditions, eating it will bring you good luck. The o..
Arabian or Arabica coffee is a lovely upright evergreen shrub with graceful gray-barked branches, fragrant white flowers and fruits (drupes) that yield some of the best coffee for drinking. Native to Ethiopia but now cultivated in wooded, high-altitude plantations throughout the tropics, Arabica coffee is by far the most economically important of 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..
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 ‘Supreme Belstead’ is suitable as part of a border. They..