Its strongly irritant action within the gut is thought to stimulate the cough reflex and increase the production of a more fluid mucus within the respiratory passages[ * Soapwort's main medicinal use is as an expectorant.
* Asclepias tuberosa is a species of milkweed native to eastern North America . The leaves are spirally arranged, lanceolate, 5-12 cm long and 2-3 cm broad. * Orange flowers in late summer; grows well in dry soil; native to eastern U.S. * Pleurisy root...
Caution is advised since this is a poisonous plant. Growing usually on the margins of woodland areas, it is native to Eastern, Southern and Central Europe . * Clematis recta , the Erect Clematis or Ground virginsbower , is a species of Clematis unusual...
* Rheum palmatum , known as Turkey rhubarb , Chinese rhubarb , ornamental rhubarb , and East Indian rhubarb , is a plant in the family Polygonaceae . * A dramatic plant with big dark green leaves, to 3', and tall flowering stalks in spring, with white...
* St John's wort (traditionally pronounced /se?nt?d??nz ?w?rt/ , now sometimes the spelling pronunciation /?w?rt/ ) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, also known as Tipton's Weed , Chase-devil , or Klamath weed , but, with qualifiers, is used...
Umbelliferous plants are so named because of the umbrella-like arrangement of flowers they produce. It prefers rich humid soils. * Common Hogweed ( Heracleum sphondylium ) is an herbaceous biennial plant of the family Apiaceae , which grows in the prairies...
Attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies. Red Cardinal Flowers are perfect for summer bedding in clumps or mixed with annuals. Blooms mid-summer to mid-autumn. The Red Cardinal Flower is a perennial that has crimson leaves and spikes with scarlet flowers...
Award of Merit 2002. Honorable Mention 2000. A pleasing fragrance wafts from the dark tailored flowers which blooms mid season. Award winner! Intense black color, beards and all, is the strength of this popular dark Iris.
Clusters of nectar rich flowers open a pale primrose yellow that fades to a deep golden yellow on a trailing to mounding plant. Lantana are only second to Porterweed in our garden for their ability to attract butterflies, bees, hummingbird, and a variety...
Salt Tolerance: Moderate soil salt tolerance, low aerosol salt tolerance
Life span of 400 years! Tasmanian Tree Ferns have been grown for years because of their ease of cultivation, great beauty, and cold-hardiness. Winter protection and lots of water is often necessary, although they do become more drought tolerant with age.
Provide your Turk's Caps with a well-draining, moderately fertile soil, preferably with at least 4-6 hours a day of direct sunlight for the best results. Where they don't freeze back, a hard late-winter pruning will act as a renewal and may help to rid...
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9,10,11
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
Soil & Moisture: Average to moist but moderatley drought tolerant once well established. Adaptable to soil types.
Dark Purple Lantana produces clusters of nectar rich flowers that open a deep golden yellow and mature to a dark fuchsia purple. Lantana are only second to Porterweed in our garden for their ability to attract butterflies! Lantana are loaded with flower...
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11
Soil & Moisture: Well-draining, average moist soils. Do not keep overly wet or soggy.
Europeans favor astilbe for mass plantings where the flowers nod their heads gracefully in the slightest breeze. Called the King of the Shade Garden, astilbe has been loved for years for its feathery flower spikes which reach skyward, 18-24'' tall.
2" light pink saucer-shaped blooms, with a burgundy eye, are borne from spring to fall. An evergreen woody perennial creating a large arching bush with age. We have found it to easily withstand short periods of 15F and, as of yet, no pests or diseases.
Suwanne Blue-Eyed Grass produces a profusion of sky-blue, 3/4" wide miniature iris-like flowers for weeks in spring. Suitable for sun or shade. Suwanne Blue-Eyed Grass is an evergreen perennial in our zone 8B gardens.
Grows To: 8-14''H x 12-16''W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6,7,8,9
Native To / Origin: Florida - Suwanne River, Madison County. Discovered by Charles Webb.
Hinkleyana , although at first we did offer it as such. Texas Gold Columbine produces bright sunny yellow flowers over an extended period from mid to late spring. Hinkleyana may be a host plant to the Columbine Duskywing butterfly.
Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-drained mineral soils.
* Veratrum album , commonly known as the False Helleborine (also known as White Hellebore , European White Hellebore , White Veratrum ; syn. Veratrum lobelianum Bernh. ), is a medicinal plant of the Liliaceae (lily family) or Melanthiaceae which is native...
A 1958 Monrovia introduction, Spreading Sunset Lantana produces rounded clusters of nectar rich flowers that open yellow and fade through shades of orange to near red creating an overall orange effect.
Grows To: 2-3'H x 5-6'W
Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained soils. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established.
Astilbe has been loved for years for its feather flower spikes. Deep green foliage with tones of bronze is deeply cut and very graceful. Astilbe blooms from June through August and can be used in dried flower arrangements.
In summer 3" wide, widely flaring flowers are a creamy white delicately marked with an abundance of maroon. The Calico Flower is an easily grown, twining, generally evergreen tropical vine whose unusual summer flowers are sure to attract attention.
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9,10,11,(8B? with protection)
Grows To: 10-15'H x 3-6'
Native To / Origin: Brazil - naturalized in parts of the US, Australia
Plant in full sun. Why not - Belgian Mums produce the most blooms of any mum that we have seen. Why does everybody prefer Belgian Mums? We have specially selected all of our varieties to be early flowering (mid-September).