It is cold-resistant and it is an early main-crop fig. Its dark-blue almost black fruit, with peach-coloured flesh, is very sweet. A good choice for northern gardens according to Steven Biggs, author of .
Golden rain will flower when it has matured and has reached over 5 feet in height. The uniquely coloured variety transitions from bright yellow in the spring and fall, into deep green during the hot summer months.
Where it is perennial, Dittany of Crete needs good drainage and protection from harsh, wet winters. (Hop marjoram) Dittany of Crete is an attractive plant, bearing scented leaves and lovely purplish-pink flowers from June to August.
It requires a sunny location. Its oil is the major ingredient in some plant-based insect repellents, and a scattering of the leaves crushed or whole repels cockroaches and silver fish around the house.
Prices start at : 40.00 USD / Herb Garden 12 plants / ea
Great way to introduce friends and family to really sumptuous eating, featuring fresh herbs from the garden. Included in the Richters collection are many of the favourites: Lemon Balm, Bay Laurel, Chives, Lavender, Lovage, Greek Oregano, Rosemary, Sage,...
Ht. 30-40cm/12-16”. (Sweet garlic; Pink agapanthus) A more civil version of garlic can hardly be imagined: its lavender-pink flowers are sweet-scented like hyacinths, and are showy, and you don't get bad breath when you eat it! It tastes like garlic...
Prices start at : 10.00 USD / Plants Apr-June Shipment / ea
Used in many beers and pairs well with low bittering aroma hops. A German hybrid grown for extract or bittering use. Introduced in 1980, it is a cross involving Galena. It is considered a very clean hop because it adds no dominating aroma during brewing,...
A thyme with a beautiful silvery cast and an intense lemon scent. It is a low creeper, but we hesitate to call it that because it is not aggressive like other creeping thymes. Pale lilac flowers give a lovely show in mid and late summer, and attract butterflies.
(Eleuthero ginseng; Ci wu jia) Species used by Russian cosmonauts and athletes to improve endurance. Possesses powerful tonic and restorative properties and was found to relieve the effects of mental and physical stress.
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
Ease of Germination: Difficult/Special Treatment Required
Root is used in Chinese medicine for jaundice, lung disease, rheumatism and typhoid fever. Used in cases of yin deficiency, especially in cases involving chronic low grade fever. (Yin-chai-hu) Attractive light pink sprays of flowers.
Praised for its brilliant deep blue and black flowers on 38cm/15” spikes appearing from early summer until frost. Ht. 1-1.3m/3.5-4.5ft. (Anise-scented sage; Guarani sage) This is the best of the sages for attracting hummingbirds.