It can also be planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs, over old tree stumps or simply as a ground cover. * The mildly fragrant, pinkish purple flowers grow on a naked stem and hang upside down.
* Fragrant white flowers in 8" clusters in spring; large dark green leaves, to 8" long; smooth gray bark on rather sinuous branches; in habit, upright when young, more rounded and open with age; prefers moist acid soil and part shade, especially in hot...
It grows to about a meter tall (when in flower) and has bright red flowers. * Lobelia cardinalis ( Cardinal Flower ) is a species of Lobelia native to the Americas , from southeastern Canada south through the eastern and southwestern United States , Mexico...
Maximum is an evergreen shrub growing to 4 m (13 ft), rarely 10 m (33 ft), tall. Leaves are sclerophyllous, simple, alternate, and oblong (10 to 30 cm long, 5 to 8 cm wide). * Flowers to 2" across, white, pink, or purplish; likes cool, moist, acid soil...
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 1442
Collection Locale: PA
Common Name: Rosebay, Great Laurel, Rosebay Rhododendron
* Aromatic deciduous shrub or tree; lvs. It is a spreading deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 6 m (20 ft) tall and wide, with glossy aromatic leaves and deep yellow flowers which appear in spring before the leaves.
* It is closely related to (and in many respects intermediate between) Silver Fir to the north in central Europe, Greek Fir to the south in southern Greece, and Nordmann Fir to the east in northern Turkey.
It is a native of Europe. * Serratula tinctoria , commonly known as Saw-wort , is a species in the genus Serratula . * A perennial with tubular reddish-purple flowers in small terminal clusters; native to Europe, North Africa, and Siberia.
* Also commonly called pig squeak because of the noise produced by rubbing a leaf between thumb and finger. Small dark pink flowers in dense panicles appear within or above the foliage on stout stalks to 16" tall in April.
), is a medicinal plant of the Liliaceae (lily family) or Melanthiaceae which is native to Europe . Veratrum lobelianum Bernh. * Upright stems topped by 1/2-1" flowers in a branched flower head, white, green, or yellowish; grows in wet, grassy subalpine...
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 3
Seeds Per Pound: 313,260
Botanical Name: Veratrum album
Common Name: White Hellebore, White False Hellebore
At least forty species of birds are known to feed on the fruit of the Roughleaf Dogwood. * The roughleaf dogwood is used as a buffer strip around parking lots, in the median of highways and near the decks and patios of homes.
Seeds Per Pound: 20,884
Common Name: Roughleaf Dogwood, Drummond's Dogwood
* A variable evergreen of upright, rounded habit, with 1/2" white flowers in small clusters; 1" green or red berries; likes moist soil, part shade; emerging leaves bronzy to reddish, later leathery, dark green; leaves to 4" x 1 1/2", turning bronzy-red...
The Western Azalea is known to occur as far north as Bandon , Oregon . * Rhododendron occidentale ( Western Azalea ) is one of two deciduous Rhododendron species native to western North America (the other is Rhododendron albiflorum ).
The bark is red-brown, furrowed and peels in narrow, longitudinal strips. The branches may take root if the tree falls. The cones are slender, yellow-green ripening brown, 10-15 mm long and 4-5 mm broad, with 6-8 overlapping scales.
The flowers are white, borne in early spring. * Pieris japonica is a shrub with alternate, simple leaves , on brittle stems. * Shiny dark green evergreen leaves, emerging bronzy in spring; white slightly fragrant flowers in pendulous masses; neat upright...
It produces leaves 3–6" in length that are medium green, turning a nice shade of yellow or yellowish-orange in the fall. The foliage, attractive in all growing seasons, also turns yellow to yellowish-orange in fall.
* A tincture of the plant is somewhat astringent, demulcent, laxative and tonic. The plant is noted for its effectiveness in treating catarrhal problems of many kinds and has also been used successfully in treating diarrhoea, haemorrhoids and infantile...
* Shiny dark green, evergreen leaves; upright, rounded, densely branched; unique among hollies in that it often spreads by suckering; doesn't mind shade but prefers sun; Dirr recommends it for foundations, hedges, and accent plants, particularly the cultivars;...
Quantity: 0.72 lb
Seeds Per Pound: 165,150
Average Viable Seeds/Packet: 43
Common Name: Ink Berry, Appalachian Tea, Dye-leaves, Evergreen Winterberry, Gallberry
* Some native North American Indian tribes used the root as a protection against rattlesnakes. * A fine blue infusion is obtained from the flowers and this can be used as a litmus substitute to test for acids and alkalis.
It was previously considered a subspecies of the redbay P. Its range also includes the Bahamas . * Persea palustris , commonly known as the swampbay , is a tree native to eastern North America, from Texas eastwards to Florida and then extending north...
It is native to the eastern half of North America but uncommon, found in rich woods. * Leatherwood was employed medicinally by a number of native North American Indian tribes who used it to treat a wide variety of ailments.
The juice scraped from the peeled trunk has been used as an eye medicine. It is native to western North America from Alaska to California, where it grows in coniferous forests. * The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked, however it has an acidic flavor.
* The peeled roots are cut up and added to soups. However, internal consumption, such as in the form of herbal tea , is discouraged, as it can cause serious liver damage. * A perennial herb with 8" leaves covered with prickly hairs; flowers to 1/2", yellowish...
* It was the first magnolia to be scientifically described, and is the type species of the genus Magnolia ; as Magnolia is also the type genus of all flowering plants , this species can be seen to typify all flowering plants.