Grows so thick, it chokes out even persistent weeds and requires no mowing or care. Lacy, fern-like, deep green foliage compliments the beautiful pink and white blooms that start in June and bloom continually until September each year without replanting.
Once established requires little care. Deer resistant. Perfect for container planting with its full, well-branched, green foliage. Great for cut flowers. Masses of large, crimson-red, flowers from summer to fall! This exciting new variety has the same...
Sweet William blooms in early summer with flowers that have a sassy, spicy fragrance. Grows 6'' tall. Mixed colors only. Sweet William is a popular favorite because this perennial has large clusters of small blooms that come in striking colors of red,...
* The plant is often cultivated for its showy flowers, and can sometimes be found outside its native range as an escape from cultivation. * The plant looks similar to the thistles but lacks their prickly characteristics .
Botanical Name: Centaurea americana
Crop Year: 2016
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 61
Common Name: Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket Flower, American Starthistle, American Basketflower, Sweet Sultan, Shaving Brush
Profusion of blooms from June through September. Extremely hardy, they thrive in any garden with little care. You'll enjoy this old-fashioned favorite that bears an abundance of large, hibiscus blossoms in three different colors: red, white and blue.
Deer resistant. Ideal for cut-flowers. Highly drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies. Grow 12-16'' tall. For a rain garden. Winner of the prestigous 2005 Fleuroselect Gold Medal! Plant 10'' apart in full to part sun.
Bloom: July-September. They are insect and disease free and resistant to drought and deer. Black-eyed Susans are ideal for sunny borders, along walls, by driveways or as a focal point in perennial bed.
Cats relish the intoxicating leaves and the tea is a popular night cap. The names catnip and catmint are derived from the intense attraction most cats have towards them. This type of mint has a square stem with flowers that are 1/4 to 1/2 inch long and...
Aromatic and somewhat bitter. This species is also occasionally known as Felon Herb , Chrysanthemum Weed , Wild Wormwood , Old uncle Henry , Sailor's Tobacco , Naughty Man , Old Man or St. John's Plant (not to be confused with St John's wort ).
Common Name: Mugwort, Common Wormwood, Felon Herb, Chrysanthemum Weed, Wild Wormwood, St. John's Plant
A mucilage from the seed coats is used as a fabric stiffener. An extract of them has antibacterial properties. * Ribwort plantain is a safe and effective treatment for bleeding, it quickly staunches blood flow and encourages the repair of damaged tissue.
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 222
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 6
Crop Year: 2017
Botanical Name: Plantago lanceolata
Common Name: Narrowleaf Plantain, Ribwort Plantain
* Yields an essential oil, used in perfumery, as a hair tonic etc. * Monarda didyma (crimson beebalm, scarlet beebalm, scarlet monarda, Oswego tea, or bergamot) is an aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae, native to eastern North America from Maine west...
Great in foliage or flower. He describes it as "chartreuse-green foliage and the normal tall golden yellow flowers. Just as vigorous, easy, and tolerant as any other Great Coneflower, Golda Emanis Rudbeckia produces large golden yellow daisies on statuesque,...
Native To / Origin: US - Greg Grant - selected in Cherokee County, TX
Soil & Moisture: Average to moist soils. Clay or sand
* This plant is widely cultivated in temperate regions for its twining habit and its showy flowers which appear early in the season - occasionally even in midwinter. * The flowering quince, with flowers of red, scarlet, pink, white, and variations thereof,...
* Fragrant lilac flowers in clusters as long as 1'; leaves to 6"; native to Manchuria and Korea. Panicles erect, terminal, 5-30 × 3-18 cm; rachis, pedicel, and calyx villous or pubescent, occasionally subglabrous.
This easily grown evergreen vine is an excellent choice for hummingbirds and butterflies that may produce flowers basically year round with peak flowering in early to mid spring just as the Hummingbirds arrive.
Salt Tolerance: Poor
Container Size: 4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered
Native To / Origin: US - Patricia Wheeler, found along the coast of NC
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, moderately fertile soils with good drainage. Moderate drought tolerance once well-established.
Buddlejas are considered invasive in some regions please check with your local state offices before purchasing. Lilac Chip is one of the newest introductions in this line of compact, basically sterile Butterfly Bushes.
An excellent addition to the perennial or shrub border and in containers. Buddleias are excellent for attracting pollinators including butterflies, bees, and other garden beneficials! Buddlejas are considered invasive in some regions please check with...
The leaves are long-stalked and uniquely divided into two leaflets about 1 1/2 inches long. Its showy, yellow, pea-like flowers occur in upper axillary clusters. * This attractive perennial maintains a neat mound shape and grows 1-2 ft.
Where they don't freeze back, a hard late-winter pruning will act as a renewal and may help to rid them of overwintering pests as well as to keep them full and in bounds (if you can stand to remove the flower buds).
Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
Soil & Moisture: Average to moist but moderatley drought tolerant once well established. Adaptable to soil types.
Remove spent flower heads before seeds ripen if reseeding is a concern. Blue Mistflower is a rhizomatous colonizing native perennial that may be best suited to naturalistic settings or among larger growing plants as a tall groundcover.
Soil & Moisture: Moist to average moist, acidic soils.
It is easily recognised by its attractive three-petaled white flowers, opening from late spring to early summer, that rise above a whorl of three, leaf-like bracts. * The plant is most common in rich, mixed upland forests.
Perennial Verbenas make wonderful additions to the butterfly garden providing nectar even in late winter for early visitors. A nearly endless procession of rich pink flower clusters are born in mass above the low, ferny foliage of this wonderful free-flowering...
Native To / Origin: Part of the Suntory Collection
Deadheading spent flowers will help to promote continuous flowering but this is not required. It is known to have escaped in several other states - California, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and others along the eastern half of the US.
" by Gavin Ballantyne and Pat Willmer. I would be surprised to find a plant that produces a more continuous supply of nectar rich flowers from summer to frost, even most Lantana has to catch its breath from time to time during the heat of summer.
Container Size: 3.5 inch SQ / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Pruning: Not needed except to remove spent flower stems though it's not required, pinch to improve branching.
Fertilizing: Spring-frost or year round in warm, frost free conditions.