* Rue has a long history of use as a domestic remedy, being especially valued for its strengthening action on the eyes. * The Common Rue ( Ruta graveolens ), also known as Herb-of-grace , is a species of rue grown as a herb .
* Aquilegia caerulea is the state flower of Colorado. * Aquilegia caerulea is a species of Aquilegia flower native to the Rocky Mountains from Montana south to New Mexico and west to Idaho and Arizona .
Botanical Name: Aquilegia caerulea
Germination Test Type: Actual
Seeds Per Pound: 376,820
Common Name: Colorado Columbine, Colorado Blue Columbine, Rocky Mountain Columbine
* Crotalarias are grown in the tropics as green manure cover crops due to their nitrogen fixing capabilities and drought tolerance. * They are occationally grown as ornamentals for their yellow flowers and interesting rattling seed pods.
The seed usually germinates in 2 - 3 weeks. Autumn sown plants may require protection from frosts in cold winters. * The California poppy ( Eschscholzia californica ) is native to grassy and open areas from sea level to 2,000m (6,500 feet) altitude in...
Grows 6-12'' tall and 6-9'' wide. Super hardy Edelweiss will survive the coldest winter temperatures and the worst summer droughts. This superb perennial produces beautiful cream colored star-shaped flowers and silvery green foliage.
* Echinops ritro is a species of globe thistle . * The flowers are often used for dried flower displays. Blooms late summer to early fall. * Unusual perennials with 2" spherical blue flowers in mid to late summer; the plant itself is rather rough and...
* Yarrow has also been used as a food, and was very popular as a vegetable in the 17th century. * Common yarrow is an erect herbaceous perennial plant that produces one to several stems (0.2 to 1m tall) and has a rhizomatous growth form.
* Iris foetidissima ( Stinking Iris , Gladdon , Gladwin Iris , Roast-beef Plant , Stinking Gladwin ), is a species of Iris found in open woodland, hedgebanks and sea-cliffs. * An easily grown and very tolerant plant, it succeeds in most positions in any...
* 3" yellow-orange flowers in midsummer; native to southern U.S. * Coreopsis grandiflora is a perennial plant species of the tickseed genus, Coreopsis, in Asteraceae. The common name is large-flowered tickseed.
* Penstemon grandiflorus is a perennial plant of the genus Penstemon. * A decoction of the leaves has been used in the treatment of chills and fevers. * A very ornamental plant! * Succeeds in ordinary rich garden soils so long as they are well-drained.
* Rudbeckia fulgida are perennial herbaceous plants growing up to 120 cm tall, growing from rosettes that develop at the end of stolons. The leaves have blades that are lanceolate to broadly ovate or elliptic in shape with out lobes.
* Although purslane is considered a weed in the United States, it may be eaten as a leaf vegetable. * Portulaca oleracea ( Common Purslane , also known as Verdolaga , Pigweed , Little Hogweed or Pusley ), is an annual succulent in the family Portulacaceae...
* Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits. * Succeeds in ordinary garden soil, preferring a moist but not wet soil and a sunny position. * The name of this species is based on the cultivated form, the true wild form is A.
They keep their blue color well after drying. * This is an excellent plant to use for cut flowers and dried flowers. * It is very cold hardy, coming from Siberia, and will also tolerate drought and saline conditions.
Its age was estimated in 1975 to be around 250 years, with a maximum of 365 years, not several thousand as had previously been claimed.It is also the largest D. * Dracaena draco, the Canary Islands dragon tree or drago, is a subtropical tree-like plant...
* Thin 8" needles; 4" cones; native to Mexico. It grows between 1300-3250 m. It has been introduced in New Zealand near sea level and has done well. * It occurs within a rainfalls regime mostly in summer.
* Its natural habitats are dry forests and low shrublands. * Canavalia pubescens, commonly known as ʻawikiwiki or Lavafield Jack-bean, is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, Fabaceae, that is endemic to Hawaii.
* Lupinus perennis ( Indian beet , Old maid's bonnets , Blue Lupine, and Sundial lupine ) is a medicinal plant in the Fabaceae family. Legume species. * An easily grown plant, succeeding in any moderately good soil in a sunny position.
Botanical Name: Lupinus perennis
Height: 1-3 feet
Common Name: Sundial Lupine, Wild Perennial Lupine, Wild Lupine
* This double flowered variety is more compact than some and flowers thoughout the growing season. * A very tolerant plant, succeeding in the salt laden air and strong winds of the coast as well as in the sulphur polluted air of cities.
Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby. * This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen.