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 (..
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 we..
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-draini..
Bloodtwig dogwood is a multi-stemmed, large, deciduous shrub with upright branches and a spreading, suckering habit. This European native is grown for its colorful young stems of blood red that turn dark red-green to brown as they age. In early summer it produces many flattened, rounded clusters of ..
Cupid's dart is a short-lived perennial that originates from southwestern Europe. It forms clumps of grassy leaves which are accented by single blue to blue-lilac, white flowers with dark centers from midsummer to fall.Cupid's dart is adaptable but best when grown in gritty, well drained soil and fu..
Blue elderberry is usually a large multi stemmed spreading shrub with many branches, although occasionally is found as a small single trunk tree.Young bark is thin, light brown and covered in small blisters, mature bark becomes gray with irregular furrows. The leaves are compound with 5-9 serrated l..
When looking upon a mature false indigo in bloom it looks much like a small shrub, but it’s truly an herbaceous perennial, meaning it dies back to the ground each year. Native populations of false indigo exist across a large part of eastern North America, in all but a few of the most southern states..
Blue grama grass is a perennial warm season grass grown for its fine, gray-green leaves and one-sided decorative flowers. A compact grower, it is native to the arid western United States and Mexico where soils are dry and alkaline.Fine, narrow, gray-green leaves emerge in spring. In summer slender s..
This compact heliotrope yields very large clusters of tiny violet-blue flowers all summer. The robust ‘Marine’ blooms best where summers are cool and has a pleasant fragrance. Garden heliotrope is a tender garden flower that originates from Peru. It is commonly grown as a bedding annual but is a shr..
English lavender is an aromatic, evergreen garden herb that thrives in summer heat and dry weather. It is technically a subshrub, which means it behaves like a perennial but develops woody stems over time. This Western European species is more tolerant of moister growing conditions, which is why it ..
Malva sylvestris is a species of the Mallow genus. It’s also called “common mallow” and “high mallow” or “tall mallow.” Pretty, bright, and typically some shade of purple, it’s long been used as an emollient.A very easily grown plant, succeeding in ordinary garden soil.Today, malva has found new pop..
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 ..