Plant List

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Early Plants (PDF).

GenusCommon NameDescription
Abelmoschus esculentus Okra burgundyBurgundy OkraA vegetable masquerading as ornamental, these tall accent plants have burgundy pods, bright red stems and red tinged leaves. Best harvested when small(3-4"). All America Winner that is useful in the border and in the cottage garden. REALLY COOL LOOKING.
Abelmoschus manihotFlowering OkraPale yellow 4 " flowers with maroon eye on 3Õ plant are very showy. Pinch it early on to create a full, bushy plant. Keep seed pods from forming until the end of August for continuous bloom. Great with other plants that pick up the maroon highlight.
Abutilon hybrid Apricot BelleHybrid Flowering MapleA lovely dwarf mounding plant with soft glowing 1" apricot bell shaped flowers with a red calyx that bloom constantly. Makes a great front of the border plant in groups of 3 or more. Better in the border because it can be messy as a container plant.
Abutilon hybrid Big PinkBig PinkThis is a tall upright with 2" light pink bells in great profusion. A real show stopper focal point. This plant is useful for larger containers or mid border. Pinch it for a well branched form.
Abutilon hybrid dwarf RedDwarf Flowering MapleAn upright dwarf with brilliant 1" red bell shaped flowers that are produced constantly. This plant is indestructible and very fine in window boxes. This plant combines nicely with perennials in the mixed border.
Abutilon hybrid NabobFlowering MapleThis bushy upright plant has 2 " bell shaped flowers of luxurious Merlot wine red. When you first plant it, pinch the tips to encourage a bushy shape. The bold flowers are held high on the plant.
Abutilon hybrid Souvenir de BonnSouvenir de BonnThis handsome upright has variegated leaves of green with white margins. The vigorous upright growth is studded with pendulous peachy pink bells. Easily pinched to maintain form. Nice to brighten up a partial shade location.
Abutilon megapotamicum variegatumMagic Lantern1" red & yellow lantern-type blooms hang below variegated cascading foliage. Narrow leaves look sun dappled. Blooms all season and can take some drought. Nice in a hanging basket or window box where you can admire the flowers that are like colorful earrings.
Acidanthera Gladiolus callianthusAbyssinian GladiolusThis is a highly scented summer blooming bulb with white blooms and dark red/maroon marking in the throat. A tender bulb from Africa, it blooms in August, the heavenly fragrance continues until hard frost. Plant near windows to enjoy the scent wafting on the evening breeze.
Acorus gramineus OgonFlagThis hardy sedge-like flag has variegated strappy leaves of green & yellow. It makes a good addition to containers for grass-like texture. It is great in shade brightening up and forming nice clumps of contrast.
Acorus gramineus White varigatedFlagThis hardy sedge-like flag has variegated strappy leaves of green and white. It makes a good addition to containers for grass-like texture. It is great in shade brightening up and forming nice clumps of contrast.
Aeonium atropurpureum SchwartzkopfDr. Suess PlantThe dramatic succulent rosettes in deep burnished maroon look Dr. Suess-like. These are more common out west but make such an unusual accent here, I like to use them for combinations in strategic locations. Very drought resistant.
Agastache anisata Astello IndigoBlue Anise HyssopFleuroselect gold winner 2012, compact, uniform plants covered in strong spikes of purple blue. Bees and butterflies love the nectar in this group of plants. Stunning planted en masse.
Agastache aurantiaca CoronadoApricot HyssopPlant select, bright yellow-orange flowers are prolific and attract bees and butterflies. A sturdy landscape plant that is carefree.
Agastache barberi FirebirdFirebird HyssopThe fine green foliage offsets multiple spikes of small coral flowers. A great combination plant in containers or for a mass of airy color that starts in June and continues all season until hard frost. Honeybees love it.
Agastache cana Purple PygmyPrarie HyssopFleuroselect winner, this is a beautiful, carefree plant, loaded with brilliant purple spikes of color. Nice compact habit makes it a candidate for container combos. Prefers a dry location.
Agastache hybrid Summer SkyBlue Anise HyssopBushy and drought resistant, this plant in bloom has a hazy sky-blue-pink airy effect. Honeybees love it. It forms a nice backdrop and combines well in the perennial border.
Agastache hybrid Tutti FruttiTutti Frutti HyssopDynamite citrus/mint scented foliage sends up masses of spikes of brilliant hot pink. It is taller than the other agastaches. This plant blooms all season long, is great in combos and masses in the landscape.
Agastache hybrid Summer RaspberryPrarie HyssopTerra Nova hybrid, this is a great landscape plant, blasting long-lasting color in midsummer and takes the heat and drought. Love this along with the butterflies.
Ageratum Blue MinkPurple AgeratumWeÕre offering this as an alternative to petunias, this low is growing and has great garden performance and rapid repeat blooming. Uniform and well branched and robust.
Ageratum houstonianum Blue HorizonTall Blue AgeratumBringing back this old fashioned, tall annual with mid-blue fuzzy flowers on sturdy stems. Makes a great cut flower that also looks right at home in the perennial border. Keep picking the flowers for constant bloom.
Ageratum houstonianum Red SeaRed AgeratumThese flowers of red violet form in great tufts atop sturdy stems making a great cut flower. Bushy green foliage makes this a valuable addition to the mixed border. Useful for hiding other plants with lower straggling foliage like Sunflowers.
Ageratum houstonianum White BouquetWhite AgeratumThe white version of cutting ageratum, fuzzy white flowers last a long time and bloom all season long. Keep cutting the flowers or dead head for constant production. Sturdy green foliage makes this a useful border plant. This is an improved version of the old Tall White.
Alocasia calidora GiantGiant ElephantÕs EarGigantic leaves are upright and canbe 2' across. Wait for warm soil in early June to plant out this tropical foliage plant. Place this plant in a warm location with rich soil and ample water.
Alonsoa meridionalis the RebelRed Mask FlowerBlooms all Summer & Fall. Many 1" red flowers on a neat well branched plant with stems to 24" tall and 16-18Ó wide. Long blooming! Cutting back will renew the blooming for fall. Mask Flower prefers a rich soil.
Alpinia luteocarpa Bamboo GingerBamboo GingerGreat clumping ginger has a bamboo-like appearance with red undersides and green grass-like foliage. Plays well with others (as in great for combos). Prefers a well drained location, let dry between watering.
Alpinia zerumbet Shell GingerVarigated Shell GingerLarge leaves are seriously streaked with buttery cream and green. Brightens up a shady location. In the north it will need to come in for the cold weather.
Alternanthera bettsikiana True YellowTrue YellowGrowing in a dense rounded shape, this has a broad leaf with brilliant yellow foliage. Great for edging and window boxes where the slow growth is appreciated. Limited supplies in june.
Alternanthera Burgundy ThreadBlood LeafThis mounding plant is a nice choice for edging in the mixed border and in planter combinations. the color deepens to purple burgundy in full sun, stays tidy and has great textural potential.
Alternanthera dentata RubiginosaBlood LeafThis garden weaver has glossy deep burgundy leaves that are easy to keep restrained by periodic trimming if necessary. I love it in hanging baskets and urns in combination. It is especially striking with silver and white.
Alternanthera Gold ThreadGold ThreadThis slow growing, finely feathered, golden tipped foliage is useful for edging and carpet bedding. Tidy and bright. This plant really starts growing in the summer heat. Limited supplies in June.
Amaranthus caudatus Elephant HeadHopi Red DyeBold ornamental with large flower heads like a clumpy cockscomb. This is an heirloom, nice for cutting and drying. The young leaves are edible and the seeds are a crunchy, nutritious snack.
Amaranthus caudatus Hopi Red DyeHopi Red DyeBold ornamental with burgundy stems, maroon leaves and nodding flower bracts. Massed at the back of the border it will create a dramatic backdrop for contrasting flowers. Small songbirds love to dart in and out to eat the seed later in the summer.
Amaranthus caudatus Love Lies BleedingLove-Lies-BleedingLong, exotic ropes of burnt-red chenille textured flowers. This plant gets 3Õx3Õ with 12Ó ropes when it gets plenty of water in good soil. An old fashioned bedding annual. Makes a striking cut flower.
Amaranthus cruentus Autumn PaletteCoppertopGiant, upright plants are very full and have flower spikes in toastey autumnal shades with a yellow green foliage. Great backdrop in the landscape and for drying in bouquets & arrangements. Unusual color must be used with care!
Amaranthus gangeticus Early SplendorEarly SplendorMedium Joseph's Coat with brilliant red leaves atop bronzed/burgundy leaves. Has a sturdy growing habit with good branching. Good drama and backdrop in the mixed border.
Amaranthus tricolor IlluminationEarly SplendorTall Joseph's Coat with brilliant orange and yellow leaves towering above robust green foliage. Has a sturdy growing habit with good branching. Good drama and backdrop in the mixed border.
Amaranthus tricolor PerfectaJosephÕs Coat ImprovedIf you are looking for brilliant mixed color with bold size this is it! Improved version of an old favorite, with better branching and more consistent coloring. Plant in large groups for extra zing.
Amaranthus tricolor AuroraAuroraWonderful and bright this combines beautifully in the mixed border, the creamy yellow leaves at the top and more variegated green and yellow leaves lower on the stalk are bold. These plants always elicit comments especially when planted in masses.
Ammi majus Black KnightPurple False Bishop's WeedFlowers that resemble Queen Anne's Lace are 6" across in a rounded cluster in light purple. Makes a great cut flower and can be very striking as a border backdrop.
Ammi visnaga Green MistFalse Bishop's WeedFlowers that resemble Queen Anne's Lace are 6" across in a flattened cluster. The fine feathery foliage is a misty texture. Makes a great cut flower and can be very striking as a border backdrop.
Anagallis monellii Angie BlueBlue PimpernellClusters of intense blue _" flowers blooming profusely from spring to frost make this a fine addition in hanging baskets or planted in a large mass in the mixed border. Prefers a cool location. Shearing inspires continuous bloom.
Anagallis monellii Angie OrangeBlue PimpernellClusters of intense orange _" flowers blooming profusely from spring to frost make this a fine addition in hanging baskets or planted in a large mass in the mixed border. Prefers a cool location. Shearing inspires continuous bloom.
Angelica gigasPurple AngelicaThis biennial is a striking architectural plant for a moist rich location in full sun to partial shade. A tall plant with purple stems, purple tinged leaves and huge, umbelliferous purple flower head. Great visual impact.
Angelonia angustifolia WhiteWhite AngelShowy, spikes of diascia-like white flowers with white center that rise on long stems over mats of toothed foliage. Good bedding and container plant. Nice second wind in September.
Angelonia angustifolia Big BlueBlue AngelA relative of Alonsoa, this is a trusty plant that will bloom all summer and holds up to heat and dryness while giving forth with many blooms if deadheaded once or twice. This beauty is great in containers too and really shines in September.
Antirrhinum Rocket LemonTall SnapdragonA tall cutting variety that adds a strong vertical to the mixed border. Some staking may be required to add support from wind and rain. Keep seed from setting to insure constant bloom.
Antirrhinum Rocket PinkTall SnapdragonTall cutting variety adds a strong vertical to the mixed border. Some staking may be required to add support from wind and rain. Keep seed from setting to insure constant bloom.
Antirrhinum Rocket Rose ShadesTall SnapdragonTall cutting variety adds a strong vertical to the mixed border. Some staking may be required to add support from wind and rain. Keep seed from setting to insure constant bloom.
Antirrhinum Rocket WhiteTall SnapdragonTall cutting variety adds a strong vertical to the mixed border. Some staking may be required to add support from wind and rain. Keep seed from setting to insure constant bloom.
Antirrhinum Black PrinceTall SnapdragonStriking vertical accent in the deep green tinged maroon foliage and dark crimson almost black flower spikes. Dead head or cut for flower bouquets to prevent seed formation and keep up the flower production.
Antirrhinum Madame Butterfly MixTall SnapdragonDelicious shades, double azalea flowers form a full spike thatÕs great for cutting and the mixed border. An occasional deadheading will insure scattered bloom all summer with another big burst in September.
Antirrhinum Twinny PeachSnapdragonAAS winner 2010, open bells in luscious shades of peach, apricot fully doubled and noted for outstanding garden performance.
Arctotis hybrida RedRed African DaisySpreading plant with silvery finely divided foliage and prolific burnt orange/red daisies. This can take the heat. A shearing once or twice a season will inspire more blooms.
Arctotis hybrida Wine PinkPink African DaisySpreading border plant with siilvery, finely divided foliage and many rose-pink daisies. Takes the heat and full sun and doesn't fade. Keep dead headed for best appearance and results. Does well in container combinations.
Artemesia arborescens Huntington'sWormwoodFeathery, silver foliage like Powis Castle but with better manners, this is useful in the mixed border to form a backdrop or accentuate darker blossoms. This is a tender perennial and sometimes comes back here on the seacoast.
Artemesia stellerianaTrailing ArtemesiaThis is a favorite of mine for the furry white leaves that cascade in a slow growing mound. It looks like prostrate Dusty Miller, is nice in container combinations and stays uniform.
Asarina scandens Shooting Stars Rose PinkVining Snap DragonThis climber has large downy green heart shaped leaves and many bright rose pink 1-2" trumpets. Nice combined with morning glories on a trellis, the foliage stays robust right down to the base.
Asarina wislizensis Red DragonRed Vining Snap DragonThis climber has large downy green heart shaped leaves and many carmine red 1-2" trumpets. Nice combined with morning glories on a trellis, the foliage stays robust right down to the base.
Asarina procumbens Iberian TrailYellow AsarinaTidy mounding habit with gray-green fuzzy foliage and 1-1/2 " yellow snapdragon shaped flowers. Takes the heat and occasional neglect from water and bounces right back. Combines well in containers. the flowers are sometimes hidden but the foliage is lovely.
Asarina purpusii Victoria FallsVictoriaTwining SnapA more modest mounding habit makes this a winner in basket combinations. Cerise purple snaps are 1-2" long and deliciously showy. Foliage can take on a metallic, silver green sheen that is lightly fuzzy. Excellent pot and bedding plant as well.
Asarina scandens Joan Lorraine/ Blue VioletCreeping GloxiniaMasses of violet 1" snap dragon type flowers cover this vine. It looks delicate but can take all manner of gardenerÕs neglect! Flowers can be used for twining floral decorations (Useful for brideÕs hair pieces.) Can be used in hanging baskets or climbing trellises.
Asarina scandens Snow WhiteCreeping GloxiniaMasses of clean white 1-2" snap dragon-like flowers with smooth green foliage cover this vine. It looks delicate but can take all manner of gardenerÕs neglect! Flowers can be used for twining floral decorations (Useful for brideÕs hair pieces.) Can be used in hanging baskets or climbing trellises.
Asclepias curassavica Silky GoldRed Butterfly WeedA colorful cut flower or useful for massing in the border. The golden yellow flowers are prolific and attract bees and butterflies. Has a wild flower look.
Asclepias curassavica Silky Deep RedRed Butterfly WeedA colorful cut flower or useful for massing in the border. The brilliant red-orange flowers are prolific and attract bees and butterflies. The foliage has a burgundy tinge creating great contrast, it has a wild flower look.
Bacopa Scopia Gulliver WhiteSuteraThis is a handy trailing plant, one of the best whites, that has delicate 1/4-1/2 " flowers. It can be used in hanging baskets and window boxes, it is very tolerant of a wide variety of conditions.
Basella alba RubraMalabar SpinachEdible, spinach grows on a rugged looking vine and has dark green glossy leaves with succulent red midvein and stems, blooms in small clusters of pink flowers turning into black berries. This is very bold on trellises, especially when combined with other blooming vines (and it tastes good too!)
Begonia Angel Brazilian LadyLinda DawnDrama in deep, glossy green with red underside and blush pink draping flowers! Will take full sun! A wonderful addition to window boxes, this grows in a mounding shape .
Begonia Angel My SpecialLinda DawnDramatic large angel wing begonia leaves with silver white polka dots. Drupes of large pink flowers cascade beneath the foliage
Begonia Angel TorchTorchDrama in deep bronze and red draping flowers! Will take full sun! A wonderful addition to window boxes, this grows in a mounding shape .
Begonia Dragon Wing PinkTorchVigorous upright and glossy rugged foliage, will take full sun! A wonderful addition for bedding and combos.
Begonia Dragon Wing RedTorchVigorous upright and glossy rugged foliage, will take full sun! A wonderful addition for bedding and combos.
Begonia foliosaThis has cute, miniature, compound foliage with 1/4" white blooms at the tips of a multi-branched plant. Makes a great part shade hanger for window boxes.
Begonia fragrans albaRobust bright green foliage is adorned with 1Ó white begonias, IÕm not getting the fragrans part but it is pretty and always fresh looking!
Begonia fuchsiodes Pink TeardropPink Corazon de JesusDrooping pink flowers are small and cover the upright plant with color. The glossy foliage forms a good backdrop. Useful in shade hangers and containers. Small foliage on a vigorous plant with compound leaves that will fill in nicely for bedding or window boxes, blooms are 1/2" in clusters.
Begonia fuchsiodes Red TeardropRed Corazon de JesusDrooping red flowers are small and cover the plant with color. The glossy foliage forms a good backdrop. Useful in shade hangers and containers. A vigorous plant with compound leaves that will fill in nicely for bedding or window boxes, blooms are 1/2" in clusters.
Begonia hybrid Christmas CandyMounding, vigorous, green foliage dotted with cerise red 1" flowers. Useful in containers because it grows taller than some other begonias.
Begonia hybrid Hot TamaleRed BegoniaShowy coral flowers are set off by shiny, green foliage with a red underside. Blooms all the time and loves the heat!
Begonia hybrid Madame QueenCurly BegoniaReally cool, bold, 5-6" leaves with extreme frilly curls all along the margin and a fine display of pink bloom on long stalks, the leaves are the big winner here for containers.
Begonia hybrid San MiguelSan MiguelThis is an old time favorite, the leaves are simple, very fuzzy in reddish toned green with a red underside and decorated with long stemmed, upright, light pink flower clusters.
Begonia hybrid Angel MedoraTrout BegoniaSturdy bushy plant with delicate looking foliage, the speckled leaves give it the common name. Upright grower is nice in window boxes.
Begonia Rex Wild PonyWild PonyChartreuse with mottled red spots on foliage. Large fuzzy leaves have a nice weird factor. NIce in shade window box, contrast with lime foliage.
Begonia richmondensis AlbaWhite BegoniaA double white begonia that is showy with small angel wing shaped leaves of bronzed green. This makes a good bedder, an old favorite that is very dependable.
Begonia richmondensis PinkPink BegoniaA double pink begonia with red buds that is showy with small angel wing shaped leaves of bronzed green. This makes a good bedder, an old favorite.
Begonia superba Sophie CecileSophie CecileThis rapid growing cane type has serrated maple-like leaves, glossy green on top and burnished red underneath. Strongly upright and well branched, this plant has a place in the accent position for mixed combination planters for the shade. An old favorite.
Begonia acetosa Mama's Red Velvet HatMamaÕs Red Velvet HatGreat foliage plant with rounded leaves that are olive green upper and red beneath covered in red velvet fuzz. Original plant from 1970Õs!
Begonia boliviensis BonfireBegonia boliviensis Bonfire¨ is an easy-care, long-blooming patio or indoor plant. Its slender, fluted flowers hang from a compact bush and contrast with the medium green, serrated foliage. Its reddish orange blossoms make a striking combination with deep burgundies or true purples. And best of all, this Begonia can handle the humidity and heat of the summer garden. Does not like wet feet.
Bidens feruliflolium Yellow CharmBidensA fine textured, low growing plant covered with masses of small yellow 5 petaled flowers. Used in partial shade it will brighten up any part of the border, so versatile. It is still in bloom in mid October. This is a dwarf mounding variety.
Browallia americanaWild BrowalliaThis plant is lovely, forming a mass of fine foliage covered in 1/2" blue flowers with a white eye. Blooms constantly all summer. For shaping, shear off any seed heads with scissors. Contrast with the bold foliage for exotic effect.
Browallia americana SaphirWild BrowalliaThis plant is lovely, forming a mass of fine foliage covered in 1/2" blue flowers with a white eye. Blooms constantly all summer. For shaping, shear off any seed heads with scissors. Contrast with the bold foliage for exotic effect.
Browallia americana Cascade Snow WhiteWhite BrowalliaThis plant is lovely, forming a mass of fine foliage covered in 1/2" clear white flowers with a white eye. Blooms constantly all summer. For shaping, shear off any seed heads with scissors.
Browallia americana Cascade Sky blueBlue BrowalliaThis plant is lovely, forming a mass of fine foliage covered in 1/2" blue flowers with a white eye. Blooms constantly all summer. For shaping, shear off any seed heads with scissors. Contrast with the bold foliage for exotic effect.
Browallia viscosa AmethystPurple BellThis plant is a good choice for tidy, part shade border edging. Purple/blue flowers with a white eye are small but form a solid mass of color.
Brugmansia aureaGolden AngelÕs TrumpetExotic shrubby specimen with pendulous, fragrant, soft yellow trumpets. Never fails to gain compliments. It blooms prolifically in late summer through the fall. The tropical night perfume is intoxicating. All parts of this plant are toxic and poisonous.
Brugmansia Ecuador PinkRose Pink TrumpetExotic shrubby specimen with pendulous, fragrant, deep rose, 8-9" trumpets. Never fails to gain compliments. It blooms prolifically in late summer through the fall. The tropical night perfume is intoxicating. All parts of this plant are toxic and poisonous.
Brugmansia versicolor PinkPink AngelÕs TrumpetThis exotic specimen plant from South America fragrant pink, pendulous trumpets. Can be trained to a single stem tree or a multistem shrub. Blooms begin in late July and continue to frost. A wonderful perfume is released at night so place it where you can take advantage of the scent. All parts of this plant are toxic and poisonous.
Brugmansia WhiteWhite Angel's TrumpetGlorious pendulous trumpets of gleaming white adorn this tropical shrub. Place them where the night fragrance can be enjoyed. Does very well in patio pots, if kept well fed and watered. All parts of this plant are toxic and poisonous.
Calendula officinales Bon Bon ApricotApricot Pot MarigoldEarly, compact variety that has large blooms of apricot with wide petals on straight stems. Good for cutting. Heat resistant.
Calendula officinales Bon Bon Light YellowYellow Pot MarigoldEarly, compact variety that has large blooms of creamy-yellow with wide petals on straight stems. Good for cutting. Heat resistant.
Calibrachoa Noa PeachYellow Sunrise Mini BellsThis is a great trailer for window boxes and hanging baskets. The cascading 1" flowers are peachy pink. Versatile trailer, give it good drainage and regular feeding.
Calibrachoa Noa YellowLemonade Mini BellsThis is a great trailer for window boxes and hanging baskets. The cascading 1" flowers are light yellow with a light eye. Versatile trailer, give it good drainage and regular feeding.
Calibrachoa Noa Pink Almond BlossomBlush Pink Mini BellsThis is a great trailer for window boxes and hanging baskets. The cascading 1" flowers are light blush pink with a pink eye. Versatile trailer, give it good drainage and regular feeding.
Canna Black KnightBlack KnightStriking deep bronze foliage with deep red flowers, awesome! For an exotic but carefree tropical look. Occasionally clean off the spent blooms and feed well.
Canna hybrid Pacific BeautyA true showpiece that is not for the faint of heart! The deep purple black foliage shows great contrast for irridescent yellow orange flower heads.
Canna Tangelo Coral OrangeTANGELOA medium tall canna with large flowers of incandescent orange coral, showy flower heads with strong bold foliage.
Canna WyomingWyomingA medium tall canna with large flowers of bright orange, showy flower heads which contrast with the burgundy bronze foliage. flowers are ÒsemiÓ self cleaning, spent blooms will drop off easily.
Canna x generalis striatus PretoriaPretoriaTall and bold, the variegated bright yellow and green foliage has gaudy deep orange flowers. Makes a dramatic accent in large planters.
Canna x generalis striatus Tropicana/PhaisonTropicanaBold accent plant with rich variegated red/chartruese, pink, striped foliage and deep orange flowers. Primarily used for the foliar effect. Make a statement with this one!
Capsicum/Pepper annuum CalicoCalico PepperSuper variegated foliage was very showy this past fall, got lots of comments. Excellent performer! Leaves have large patches of freckled white with purple/green backdrop. Fruits are small, HOT and purple ripening to red.
Capsicum/Pepper annuum Numex TwilightNumex Twilight PepperAttractive ornamental & edible (very hot!) pepper with deep green leaves and small pointed multicolored peppers (purple to buff to orange to red). Makes a great hedge-like background.
Capsicum/Pepper annuum Basket of FireSangria PepperA new ornamental HOT pepper perfect for containers, semi-trailing, small pointed fruits change from purple to orange to red. Forms a nice mounding shape with great color variation.
Capsicum/Pepper annuum Purple FlashPurple Flash PepperGreat new ornamental pepper, has the black foliage with flashes of brilliant bright purple! Mounding plants are very drought tolerant and make a grand addition to container combos. (Fruits are HOT!!!)
Capsicum/Pepper annuum SangriaSangria PepperUniform, mounding plants are loaded with bright purple and red long, pointed fruits. The fruits are child safe, plants are drought tolerant and great planted in masses at the front of the border.
Capsicum/Pepper annuum Black PearlBlack Pearl PepperDistinctive ornamental with intense purple/black foliage and round multicolored pearl hot peppers that mature to deep purple black. All fruit colors are present at the same time. Gorgeous!
Cardiospermum halicacabumLove in a MistThis rambunctious vine has dense feathery foliage and white filigreed flowers followed by inflated chartreuse seed-pods. When the pods are dry you'll find black seed with 3 perfect white hearts on them! Hence the common name, "Love in a Mist". Forms a more subtle but interesting vine cover.
Carex flacca Blue ZingerDwf. blue SedgeA very slow growing grass with arching blades of silvery blue. Useful in containers or edging in a border where more restrained growth is an asset. Pest free and deer resistant.
Carex flagellifera Toffee TwistBronze SedgeA slow growing tender grass with narrow blades of coppery bronze. ÒCousin ItÓ is a red head. Useful in containers or edging in a border where more restrained growth is an asset.
Carex oshiminensis ÔEvergoldÕDwf. Golden SedgeA very slow growing grass with lovely variegation of gold and green. Useful in containers or edging in a border where more restrained growth is an asset.
Celosia argentea spicata Pink FlamingoPink CandleTall stems with feathery pink/white plumes make great cut flowers or dramatic landscape effect. Looks great massed in a mixed border and combines well with ornamental grasses.
Celosia argentea spicata Purple FlamingoPurple Wheat CelosiaTall stems with feathery purple plumes make great cut flowers or dramatic landscape effect. Foliage is burgundy green and very handsome. Looks great massed in a mixed border with grasses.
Celosia argentea spicata Spikey PinkSpikey Pink CelosiaNice bushy green plants are topped with clusters of feathery plumes in a sweet shade of pink. Great middle/front of border plant that wonÕt take over but can tolerate hot sun and dryness.
Celosia plumosa Forest FireForest FireThis is a showy, mid size bedding celosia that has brilliant, flaming scarlet to orange plumes atop bronzey foliage. NICE! Always gets the compliments.
Celosia plumosa New Look RedRED CockscombA reliable landscape plant with deep red plumes on dark bronze foliage. For a block of solid, brilliant color you can't beat this plant! Excellent heat tolerance. An All America Winner for good reason! Don't put them out too early, they love the heat.
Centaurea gymnocarpa Colchester WhiteColchester SilverFinely serrated leaves in silver are more finely dissected than Dusty Miller, habit is bushier and more open and mounding. This plant is great in container combos or the moon garden.
Centratherum intermedium Pineapple SangriaBrazilian Bachelor ButtonGrown from seed collected originally in Ecuador, this tender perennial is bushy & upright with blue/lavender furry button flowers and attractive toothed leaves. This plant takes the heat and drought and then keeps going all fall.
Cerinthe major purpurascens KiwiHoneywart/Blue KiwiA different plant that glows in the early morning dew or on a foggy seaside day. The fleshy blue green leaves have silver mottling and offset blue bracts that wrap around deep purple/blue tubular flowers. Native to the hills around the Mediterranean sea prefers a cool, moist, well drained, rich soil.
Chlorophytum Spider Plant CurlySpider PlantIn an attempt to offer more shade options, spider or Airplane plant makes a nice addition in shady window boxes. The variegated foliage helps to brighten dark locations, this variety has curly stems and leaves.
Chlorophytum Spider Plant StraightSpider PlantIn an attempt to offer more shade options, spider or Airplane plant makes a nice addition in shady window boxes. The variegated foliage helps to brighten dark locations, this variety has straight cascading pups and straight foliage.
Cleome hassleriana serrulata SoloSOLO Spider FlowerThornless, dwarf variety with clusters of pale pink blooms that cover the bushy plant followed by ornamental seed pods for a secondary display.
Cleome hassleriana Sparkler BlushBlush Spider FlowerAll America winner 2002, large clusters of bloom 5-6" that cover a plant that is wonderfully self branching. Heat and sun tolerant.
Cleome hassleriana Sparkler RoseRose Spider FlowerPart of this hybrid series, large clusters of bloom 5-6" that cover a plant that is wonderfully self branching. Heat and sun tolerant.
Cleome hassleriana Sparkler WhiteWhite Spider FlowerPart of this hybrid series, large clusters of bloom 5-6" that cover a plant that is wonderfully self branching. Heat and sun tolerant.
Clerodendron ugandenseButterfly BushA dramatic shrub native to tropical Africa. It makes a stunning, subtle display covered with orchid-like blue/violet flowers that look like butterfly wings. Blooms all summer. Striking for the long whisker like stamens reaching out from the two tone flowers.
Cobaea scandens albaWhite Cup & Saucer VineThis vigorous vine begins to flower in August. The 2" flowers have a pale green/white saucer with a whiteshaped cup. The foliage is dense and very attractive while you wait for the flowers, the new growth is bronze-purple and it climbs with tendrils.
Cobaea scandens purpleCup & Saucer VineThis vigorous vine begins to flower in August. The 2" flowers have a pale green/white saucer with a purple bell shaped cup. The foliage is dense and very attractive while you wait for the flowers, the new growth is bronze-purple and it climbs with tendrils. The foliage can be cut for a graceful addition to bouquets.
Coleus Alabama SunsetAlabama SunsetThis is a large leaved, upright type with mottled copper & scarlet layered over yellow bronze. This combines well with many colors using tones to bring out one or the other of it's layered shades. Modest growth.
Coleus ApricotMoonglowAn upright with nice bushy growth, the broad leaves are a rosey cream edged in pink and green. Very bright and useful for shady spots. Vigorous growth. (sub for Moonglow)
Coleus Beauty of LyonHeartÕs DelightA saber leaved variety with glowing, peachy pink leaves with a scalloped brown/green edge. Really nice in combinations with a nice mounding habit. Moderate growth.
Coleus Black StarBlack StarThis medium size plant is upright and shrubby. The leaves are deep burgundy almost black with a blue sheen in the bright sunlight. A useful plant for creating high contrast with whites or yellow. Combines well in containers and is nice in large blocks in the mixed border. Vigorous growth. (sub on CJ)
Coleus Bright RufflesRed CoatMedium large plant with scarlet red leaves edged in light green/yellow that have a frilly, ruffled edge, are very showy and dramatic. This reads well from a distance and is nice in combinations or planted en masse.
Coleus Dark RedDark RedThis tall and shrubby upright has large velvety leaves in deep burgundy with pink center and pink veins. All of the colors intensify in full sun where this plant performs the best. A nice combiner in containers. Vigorous growth. (Sub for Elinor)
Coleus Fishnet StockingsFishnet StockingsEye catching combination of bright chartreuse with an overlay of chocolate burgundy in a deeply netted pattern. This is taller, shrubby plant and can stand alone for full admiration! Moderate growth.
Coleus Florida SunshineFlorida SunshineA tall, upright variety with broad, brilliant chartreuse/ yellow leaves with red and ornge highlights at the outer edges. Vigorous growth.
Coleus GayÕs Delight/the LineGayÕs DelightShowy, solid color, bushy upright plant with chartreuse leaves that have a dark line on the mid vein. Growth is more restrained in this variety making it nice in containers or at the front of the border. (color sub for the Line)
Coleus GlennisGlennisLight green to cream background with red and white freckles that make the leaves look as if they are dusted with color. A middle size with more controlled growth.
Coleus Gold LaceGold LaceMedium large growing plant with large chartreuse leaves that are lightly scalloped with a fine outline and central vein of rose red. A fine addition to the shade brighteners!
Coleus GoldaGolda GoldBrilliant, solid chartreuse, large leaves on a medium sized plant, bushy, slightly mounding growth habit.
Coleus Hot LavaHot LavaA tall vigorous plant with cut, oak leaf with deep red centers and bright, hot pink outer splashes. A well branched growth and showy overall effect. Best in the border where it can spread freely.
Coleus Inky FingersInky FingersMounding/upright, the medium size black/burgundy leaves are heavily scalloped and have green edges. This looks great with reds and bronze in a container combination.
Coleus Inky PinkINKY PINK/HainesThis is also known as an Improved Haines. A vigorous, tall, upright with bright pink edges and deep burgundy centers, and Elinor in reverse. Vigorous growth.
Coleus JadeJadeStriking large apple green leaves have the outer edges decorated in deep burgundy. A large, upright growth habit makes it nice in borders. It combines well in containers and can easily be kept shaped. Vigorous growth. (sub for Japanese Brocade or Dipt in Wine)
Coleus Killer ClownOthelloUpright growing, freckled leaves have green, red and white splotches.
Coleus Kingwood KarnivalKingwood KarnivalA multi-toned duckfoot in light creamy green with pink, rose, and green flashes and dark burgundy edges outlining the whole. Medium tall upright grower that is fine in containers. Colors intensify in bright sun.
Coleus Kiwi FernKiwi FernThis is a favorite, with small, lobed burgundy leaves with multiple colors of cream, green and yellow layered along the wavy margins. A great container plant because it combines so well with everything.This has a more mounding upright habit with moderate growth.
Coleus Kong RedGiant Kong RedGiant red leaves with a thin, bright green edge on a sturdy, tall, well branched plant. This baby is B O L D! Vigorous growth.
Coleus MetalicaOthelloUpright growing, with incised, duck foot leaves in green burgundy chocolate with a metallic sheen.
Coleus Millenium RedMillenium RedThis tall and shrubby upright has large velvety leaves in deep burgundy with a hot pink/red streak in the leaf center. All of the colors intensify in full sun where this plant performs the best. A nice combiner in containers. Vigorous growth. (Sub for Elinor)
Coleus OthelloOthelloUpright growing, with deep purple/burgundy leaves.
Coleus ParakeetParakeetLightly ruffled leaves of bright yellow and chartreuse all very light shades but still has vigorous growth. Nice in containers.
Coleus Perilla tricolorPerilla ColeusMulticolored Coleus look alike grows tall and bushy and has great clear variegations in green, white and rose. Nice in the border.
Coleus Pistachio NightmarePistachio NightmareA tall bushy plant with large leaves that are an apple green base with a slash of hot pink dappled with cream along the center! Appropriately named.
Coleus Red RoofRed CoatMedium large plant with scarlet red leaves edged in light green/yellow are very showy and dramatic. This reads well from a distance and is nice in combinations or planted en masse.
Coleus rehneltianus Red TrailingRed TrailingThis old time favorite has small burgundy leaves edged in green. The cascading/mounding growth habit makes it useful in containers and border combinations. Moderate mounding growth.
Coleus rehneltianus RoseTrailingRose TrailingCascading coleus with rose and violet middles edged in chocolate/burgundy with hints of green, a great combiner in window boxes and containers. Moderate mounding growth.
Coleus rehneltianus SongbirdSongbirdMore pronounced ruffling than Rose Queen, this cascading coleus with rose and violet middles edged in chocolate/burgundy with fine outer margin of green, a great combiner in window boxes and containers. Moderate upright growth.
Coleus rehneltianus Meandering LindaLindaMore pronounced ruffling than Rose Queen, this cascading coleus with rose and violet middles edged in chocolate/burgundy with fine outer margin of green, a great combiner in window boxes and containers. Moderate mounding growth.
Coleus Ruffles PinkPink RufflesThis coleus has ruffled leaf edges with a purple pink center and bright green outer edges that have cream veining . The growth habit is moderate and slightly mounding and it is nice in containers, the splashes of pink look more like flowers.
Coleus Ruffles RedRed RufflesThis coleus has ruffled leaf edges with splashes of pink, green and white on a burgundy base. The growth habit is slightly mounding and it is nice in containers, the splashes of pink looking more like flowers. Moderate growth.
Coleus Ruffles YellowYellow RufflesHeavily ruffled leaves of bright yellow and chartreuse with green sneaking in toward the outer lightly ruffled edges. Nice in containers. Moderate growth. (sub for Victorian Yellow)
Coleus SedonaOrangeDynamite upright coleus has vivid orange leaves that often have a pink overcast, is great in container combinations. Brilliant show!
Coleus Solar SunriseSolar SunriseA tall bushy plant with large leaves that are cream at the center blending into pink brushstrokes with an outer edge of burgundy chocolate and a fine margin line of bright green! WOW.
Coleus Sun RoseSun RoseThis shrubby upright has large scalloped leaves with pink, green & burgundy splashes. All of the colors intensify in full sun where this plant performs the best. A nice combiner in containers. Vigorous growth.
Coleus TapestryTapestryLarge leaves have white center splash that blends to bright, hot pink with a small outer edge of green netting. Medium large growth on a bushy plant.
Colocasia esculenia Black BeautyBlack TaroCreate a tropical effect with these large heart shaped leaves. The taro can take a wet location but you must wait for the soil to warm up before planting out. Leaves of black are almost velvety and iridescent. Combines well in containers provided there is enough space! Stunning.
Colocasia esculenia Green GiantGreen TaroDramatic foliage on this elephant ear plant. The giant green leaves make a wonderful tropical effect. Wait till the nights are warmed up before putting outside, apply water and stand back.
Colocasia esculenia IllustrisTaroDramatic foliage on this elephant ear plant. The leaves can be over 1' long in deep black with striking green central and side veins. Can be grown in a large tub or in the garden border. Wait for the soil to warm up and prepare soil with plenty of humus.
Convolvulus sabatius Morning TrailsTrailing Morning GloryA lovely trailing plant for baskets, there are many light lavender flowers along delicate looking small leaved stems. Place this where it can cascade and flow over and around rocks or wall edges.
Cosmos AntiquityAntiquity CosmosFleuroselect winner, dwarf plants covered with 2Ó blooms that open deep carmine red and fade to a bronzy salmon, creating a unique textured effect. Very effective planted in a large group.
Cosmos bipinnatus double Click Snow PuffDouble Clik TallTall cutting cosmos with doubled ruffled flowers that are BIG! This is all white, fluffiness. special request.
Cosmos Sonata CarmineShort Carmine CosmosCosmos bred for a more compact growth with fine green foliage covered in carmine 3" flowers. Makes a nice cut flower and can be used for a light and airy texture in the border. Use this to show up bold textured plants.
Cosmos Sonata Pink BlushShort PInk CosmosCosmos bred for a more compact growth with fine green foliage covered in pale pink 3" flowers. Makes a nice cut flower and can be used for a light and airy texture in the border. Use this to show up bold textured plants.
Cosmos Sonata WhiteShort White CosmosCosmos bred for a more compact growth with fine green foliage covered in white 3" flowers. Makes a nice cut flower and can be used for a light and airy texture in the border. Use this to show up bold textured plants.
Cynara cardunculus Porto SpinelessPorto ArtichokeA huge rosette of silvery, finely cut foliage makes a bold statement in the border. Plants is very tolerant of adverse conditions but if well treated will reward you with the thistle-shaped flower buds, the artichoke. Retains color and form well into the autumn and early winter.
Cynara scolymus Imperial StarImperial Star ArtichokeSilver leaved architectural plant with bold leaves that form a large rosette of foliage. Prepare this garden bed with rich compost and humus and you may harvest artichokes! Fast, 85 days to fruit!
Cynara scolymus VioletViolet ArtichokeSilver architectural plant with deeply divided leaves that form a large rosette of foliage. Flower bud heads are tinted with purple tones. Prepare this garden bed with rich compost and humus and you may harvest artichokes! 100 days to fruit!
Dahlia Bishop of LlandaffMediumAn old fashioned favorite that is back in the spot light because of the striking red blossoms which are set off by the foliage of dark mahogany red. Forms a striking backdrop in the border.
Dahlia Black WizardA tall dahlia with distinctive burgundy black decorative flowers.
Dahlia ChicSmallA mid size dahlia with peony flowered, bright yellow blooms with a dark center. A real stand-out against bronze foliage.
Dahlia Firepot dwarfSmallA dwarf patio type with flowers of fiery yellow, orange and hot pink. Splash!
Dahlia hybrid FascinationMediumA medium sized garden, decorative dalia that is a favorite for the brilliant pink blooms that are showy against bronze/mahogany foliage. Dynamite!
Dahlia Karma FuchsianaDinnerplateStand out, decorative dahlia, large flowers fully double in blazing pink, sturdy stems and makes a nice cut flower.
Dahlia Karma IreneDinnerplateStand out, decorative dahlia, large flowers fully double in blazing scarlet, sturdy stems and makes a nice cut flower.
Dahlia MottoMediumDecorative mid size dahlia with slightly cactus form in brilliant orange. Alluring color for mixed containers.
Dahlia Red PygmySmallThis dwarf plant has brilliant red, semi cactus shaped flowers that bloom non stop all season. Great planted in large masses with contrasting border plants.
Datura Double Ballerina PurpleAngle TrumpetShrubby upright ornamental with showy double lavender 2 1/2" trumpet shaped flowers that are very unusual. The foliage is sometimes tinged with purple also. Very nice paired with silver foliage for contrast. All parts are poisonous.
Datura Double Ballerina YellowAngel TrumpetShrubby upright ornamental with showy double primrose yellow 2 1/2" trumpet shaped flowers that are very unusual. All parts are poisonous.
Datura metel Belle BlancheAngle TrumpetA shrubby plant with pure white 3-4" trumpet-shaped, fragrant flowers and deep green foliage. Effective as a specimen plant or massed in the mixed border. The blossoms reflect moonlight beautifully. All parts of the plant are extremely poisonous!
Delphinium dwarf Blue ButterflyDwarf DelphiniumUnusual, true, bright blue 1-2" flowers in clusters on a dwarfed plant making an excellent bedder for front or middle of the border. If kept from setting seed it will bloom steadily all season. Makes a wonderful cut flower.
Dianthus hybrid Trailing RedTrailing CarnationGreat little plant for excellent grassy foliage dotted with fragrant cherry red, fully doubled carnation flowers that have a spicey sweet fragrance. Mounding and trailing, it is nice in window boxes.
Dichondra argentea Silver FallsTrailing SilverVigorous, trailing foliage accent in pure silver that reads as white. It grows flatly prostrate and trails in grand lengths.
Dicliptera suberectaOrange FlameA lovely plant for the velvety silver foliage which is easily kept neat by periodic pinching. The flowers are bright orange in mid summer, but primarily used as a foliage plant. Nice in containers and massed in the border. Shear periodically to keep shape and tidiness.
Dipladenia Rio Deep RedRio Red MandevillaA compact bushy plant with striking large 2-3Ó red blooms. This variety stays shrubby and full and has minimal vining tendencies. This plant loves sun and heat, great in a container for major punch!
Echevaria glaucaWonderful, drought tolerant foliage. The silvery blue succulent will send up a 12" shoot of rosy flowers in late summer. This is a tender desert plant but great in sun baked containers around a pool.
Echevaria glauca CurlyWonderful, drought tolerant foliage, leathery leaves have rippled, curly edges. The silvery blue succulent will send up a 12" shoot of rosy flowers in late summer. This is a tender desert plant but great in sun baked containers around a pool.
Echevaria Silver SpoonsWonderful, drought tolerant foliage. The silvery blue succulent forms a rosette in layers of narrow spoon shaped succulent leaves. This is a tender desert plant but great in sun baked containers around a pool.
Emilia coccinea RedSmall paintbrush tops of brilliant scarlet appear in clusters above the dusky green, low growing foliage. This is well suited to mass plantings at the front of the border and good in dry areas.
Erigeron karvinskianus profusion StalloneSpanish DaisyMasses of 1/2" daisies that bloom white and fade through pink to rose. Blooms all summer. A useful plant for haging baskets, the front of the border or cascading over rock walls. This variety has a deeper rose tone when the flowers fade. Great for massing in the landscape.
Eucalyptus gunii SilverdropSilver Drop Blue GumLovely small leaves are like a stack of silver dollars, in lovely blue silver tones with characteristic eucalyptus scent. Makes a nice cut addition and fun in window boxes. This is a customer favorite for versatility and longevity!
Euphorbia chamaesyce GloriaGloria SpurgeFrom Florensis, a nice compact version of the white flowering euphorbia that has everyone spellbound!
Evolvulus pilosus ÔBlue DazeÕBlue DazeMasses of flowers in a lovely shade of true sky blue form a billowing mound of color in full sun or partial shade. Also useful in mixed containers. Can also be brought inside to overwinter as a flowering house plant.
Fern Nephrolepis exaltata 'Bostoniensis'Button FernClassic fern for houseplants and summer shade combinations. Place this plant in bright indirect light with well drained soil, allow it to dry in between watering. Feed monthly year-round with a 20-20-10 liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Fern Pellaea rotundifoliaBoston FernPlace this plant in bright indirect light with well drained soil, allow it to dry in between watering. Feed monthly year-round with a 20-20-10 liquid fertilizer diluted by half.
Fern Phlebodium psuedoaureumBlue FernBlue rabbitÕs foot fern keeps its foliage year round, prefers a well drained soil with bright indirect light. Fertilize very lightly to keep optimum vigor.
Fuchsia AutumnaleLarge leaves of golden yellow mound and trail in the full sun or part shade. The flowers are small, with red sepal and pink corolla. Prepare a rich garden loam and provide ample water in well drained soil to keep this blooming all season.
Fuchsia CheckerboardUpright , vigorous and bushy, with nifty 2" teardrop blossom with peachy sepals tipped in white and a rose corolla. My current favorite!
Fuchsia Claire de LuneUpright , vigorous and bushy, with nifty 2" teardrop blossom with coral sepals and a bright orange corolla. The large leaves are a bronze green. Very bright and showy.
Fuchsia cultivar Willie TamerusThis upright, bushy plant is covered with stunning 2" long, narrow tubes of peach with peach sepals tipped in green and a deep rose corolla. Use in the mixed border.
Fuchsia denticulata Flamingo FeverNew this season. Upright and spreading this fuchsia has clusters of thin trumpet shaped 2" long pink blossoms with cream and green sepals and a bright orange corolla. Dark foliage provides contrast for the outlandish flowers!
Fuchsia GartenmeisterA favorite for garden performance and heat tolerance. The long lipstick tube flowers are bright red/orange and the foliage is a green bronze. Dazzling! Flowers non stop until the hard frost takes it down. Does well in containers, hanging baskets and bedding.
Fuchsia Golden GypsyNew this year, with vigorous, golden foliage accented by reddish stems, the dense mounding habit will accent window boxes and containers.Double flowers with pink sepals and a lavender corolla.
Fuchsia Lady BoothbyA robust, shrubby upright with brilliant scarlet sepal and deep violet corolla. Intense saturated color and long lasting blooms.
Fuchsia magellanica IsisThe tiniest, teeny tiny bloom on an upright miniature leaved shrub. Use this where you will see it close up to admire the little flowers.
Fuchsia magellanica AureaGraceful mounding growth is golden yellow in the full sun. The flowers are small, with red sepal and purple corolla. Prepare a rich garden loam and provide ample water in well drained soil to keep this blooming all season.
Fuchsia magellanica Lotti HobbyDwarf plant with 1/2" flowers in red & purple. Robust foliage is covered with the delicate looking blooms, very showy when viewed from a close perspective.
Fuchsia magellanica RiccartoniiGraceful upright growth with smaller leaves and tiny dangling earings in pink and lavender. Prepare a rich garden loam and provide ample water to keep this blooming all season. Original cutting from AmeliaÕs Olympia garden.
Fuchsia nettalaThis upright, bushy plant is has a unique flower that has petals on a long stem so they look quite open, cherry red sepals and rose red corolla. This is a mite resistant fuchsia from the west coast.
Fuchsia Preston GuildAnother great dwarf with white sepals and deep, royal purple corolla. Charming in containers and window boxes.
Fuchsia procumbensCreeping FuchsiaThis New Zealand fuchsia has finely textured foliage with magnificent 1/4Ó blooms, a small yellow bud opens with green sepals and the red filament topped by bright blue anthers are TO DIE FOR!!!! Followed by sweet, edible berries! Must be placed for close up views!
Fuchsia Puts FollyMounding, bushy growth with smaller leaves and tiny dangling earings in blush and pink. Very nice in window boxes and combos. Faultless blooming all summer long.
Fuchsia Rose of CastilleThis fine upright is perfect for window boxes the white sepals show off a cherry rose red corolla.
Fuchsia splendensThis mounding, upright plant is has a small tubular flower with green corolla and a rose pink tube. Mite resistant foliage on a robust plant makes it a winner in window boxes.
Fuchsia Washington CentennialThis upright, bushy plant is covered with 1 1/2" long tubes of a deep coral/peach with upturned sepals and a corolla of deeper coral. yum. Bloomed all year long last year, through the winter in the greenhouse.
Gaillardia Plume RedBlanket FlowerA handy landscape plant that is ideal for massing. Forms a wave of lovely deep red 1-2" very double blooms. Drought tolerant and very carefree.
Gomphrena All Around PurpleGiant PurpleThis plant is great for drying and cutting and as a carefree bedder that holds up to hot and humid weather! Vigorous well branched plants are covered with 1 1/2" round deep purple button-like blooms.
Gomphrena Fireworks Hot PinkPink FireworksPut this at the back of the border and stand back! Drought tolerant plant begins blooming when it is taller, the flower heads are a more open star burst of hot pink borne in clusters, butterflies love it!
Gomphrena haageana Carmine QISCarmineThis plant is great for drying and cutting and as a carefree bedder that loves hot and humid weather! Plants are covered with 11/2Ó - 2" round pink carmine gumdrop shaped blooms.
Gomphrena haageana Orange QISOrangeThis plant is great for drying and cutting and as a carefree bedder that loves hot and humid weather! Plants are covered with 1 1/2" - 2Ó round bright orange button-like blooms. Luminous!
Gomphrena hybrida Strawberry FieldsStrawberry FieldsA landscape favorite for vibrant constant color. The bright red, strawberry-sized straw flowers are shaped like gumdrops and stay in color all season. Nice for drying. Planted in masses it is unbeatable for tough sunny locations.
Grass Cyperus papyrus GiantCyperus Giant PapyrusNot only for water gardens, this tropical foliage plant will do well in an irrigated bed , creating drama and texture. Fine blades and swirled top.
Grass Cyperus papyrus DwarfPapyrus DwarfNot only for water gardens, this tropical foliage plant will do well in an irrigated bed , creating drama and texture. Fine blades and swirled top.
Grass Festuca ElijahÕs BlueBlue FescueExcellent edging grass with a refined growth habit. Tufts of silver blue stay neat and colorful all season. Flower sprays appear in late June-July. To groom it, comb out dried foliage.
Grass Imperata cylindrica ÔRed BaronÕJapanese Blood GrassA low growing decorative grass with blades of wine red. Useful planted where it can form a mass of brilliant red that waves in the breeze. Try it with Zinnia angustifolia white!
Grass Oryza sativa igrescens Black Madras RiceBlack Madras RicePrefers full sun and a very wet soil, dark leaved foliage is a great combination with wet loving cannas. Makes a nice addition to cut flower bouquets. Leaves are deep burgundy, slightly striped, color intensifies as the season progresses.
Grass Pennisetum villosum White feathertopFeathertopOrnamental grass with green narrow blades and long, graceful, fluffy white sprays. Great texture and you can use it with anything.
Grass Pennisetum glaucum JesterBronze MilletA stunning bold grass that is best in full sun, differs from Purple Majesty in it's earlier growth with wide blades starting out chartreuse and bronze and darkening to burgundy as the season progresses. Topped by a dense plume of brown seeds. It is best planted in groups for a dramatic backdrop.
Grass Pennisetum glaucum Purple Majesty glaucumPurple MilletA stunning bold grass that is best in full sun, with wide mahogany blades topped by a dense plume of dark brown seeds. It is best planted in groups for a dramatic backdrop.
Grass Pennisetum r. Princess CarolineCaroline GrassThis is a giant form of an outstanding ornamental grass. Princess Caroline is disease resistant and smaller than Prince. The broad blades are a lustrous bronze which deepens to burgundy. The movement of the grass and flower heads is just wonderful.
Grass Pennisetum rubrum Cherry SparklerFountain GrassNew and outstanding ornamental grass. This size is wonderful in masses in the landscape for a striking vertical effect. The blades are green and white with pink edges. The movement of the grass and flower heads is just wonderful.
Grass Pennisetum rubrum FireworksFountain GrassNew and outstanding ornamental grass. This size is wonderful in masses in the landscape for a striking vertical effect. The blades are burgundy with red stripes. The movement of the grass and flower heads is just wonderful.
Grass Pennisetum rubrum PrincePrince GrassThis is a giant form of an outstanding ornamental grass. This size is wonderful in masses in the landscape for a striking vertical effect. The broad blades are a lustrous bronze which deepens to burgundy. The movement of the grass and flower heads is just wonderful.
Grass Pennisetum setaceum PinkPink Fountain GrassGraceful rosy-purple sprays. Green blades are narrow and 2Õ long. Fine for borders. This grass as so much movement to the border or containers.
Grass Pennisetum setaceum RubrumPurple Fountain GrassThis is a giant form of an outstanding ornamental grass. This size is wonderful in masses in the landscape for a striking vertical effect. The broad blades are a lustrous bronze which deepens to burgundy. The movement of the grass and flower heads is just wonderful.
Grass Rhynchelytrum/Melinis nerviglumisRuby GrassA delightful newcomer, this grass grows tidy tufts of blue/green/silver grassy foliage. In August it begins flowering, producing graceful tails of metallic rose that is stunning! My new favorite grass.
Grass Scirpus cernuusFiber Optic GrassTufty little bits on top of grassy stalks give this it's common name. Nice in containers and in mass naturalistic plantings. Lovely paired with early pansies and poppies.
Grass Stipa tenuissima oreophila Wind WhispersWind Whispers A tender perennial grass that grows in feathery clumps of thin hair-like tufts. This plant moves with the slightest puff of breeze, a new variety with wispy foliage. Lovely left in planters for winter interest, the long ponytails turn light tan.
Grass Stipa arundinacea SiroccoSirocco PonytailA tender perennial grass that starts out with a pinkish hue and matures to shades of copper and pink. Thin blades move lightly in the breeze.
Grass Stipa tenuissima Pony TailsPony TailsGraceful ornamental forms a soft, airy green grass that turns into a creamy pony tail, for pot or bedding. Lovely feathery whiffles in the wind.
Gypsophila elegans Gypsy PinkBabyÕs BreathCarefree,airy 1/4" double pink flowers cover tidy mounds of lacy green. Combines well in containers to lighten the texture. Easy, low maintenance plant with constant color.
Hedera canariensis varigated goldIvyThis ivy is so handy for it's disease free gold and white variegated foliage. A nice addition for mixed containers & urns and in hanging baskets.
Helianthus annuas Strawberry BlondePink SunflowerSuper branching plants with long side stems for cutting. Flowers are multi-toned with burgundy, red and pink banding on a lemony background or lemon yellow tips and dark centers.
Helianthus annuas Prado RedRed SunflowersA multi- branching sun flower with stunning 5-6Ó deep burgundy red double blooms that verge on black at the center. Forms a bold backdrop.
Helianthus anuus Autumn BeautyAutumn SunflowerGiant blooms are 8" across, in bright shades of yellow, bronze, purple bicolors and burgundy.
Helianthus anuus PasticheAutumn SunflowerRobust plants with multi stemmed flowers, in bright shades of yellow, bronze, purple bicolors and burgundy.
Helianthus Starburst Lemon AuraLemon SunflowerTall garden sunflower is multi branched and forms many doubled pale yellow/creamy white sunflowers with light tufted centers. Combine mass plantings with annual or perennial grasses for a wildflower effect.
Helianthus debilis Italian WhiteItalian White SunflowerTall garden sunflower is multi branched and forms many pale yellow/creamy white sunflowers with deep brown centers. Combine mass plantings with annual or perennial grasses for a wildflower effect.
Helichrysum petiolare Licorice PlantLicorice PlantSilvery, penny sized leaves grow with abandon in containers and in the ground. Plant it where it can weave through the garden freely. The silver white foliage is a nice backdrop for deep maroon flowers. This plant likes plenty of moisture in a well drained garden soil.
Helichrysum petiolare LimelightLime Licorice PlantBrilliant chartreuse leaves are covered with velvety down. A great plant for combination and the day-glow yellow green provides great contrast. Does best in partial shade with plenty of water.
Helichrysum Plecostachys Silver MistPetit Licorice PlantThe delicate silver leaves form a dense mound making a great ground cover. Combines in containers for a consistent silver backdrop. Has a neater form than the larger Helichrysum petiolare.
Helichrysum thianschanicum Curry LeafCurry PlantPlant originally from Turkestan. White wooly foliage multi branching, narrow 1Ó long. Combines well in window boxes. Is not used for cooking, just smells a bit like curry to some.
Heliotropium arborescens albaWhite HeliotropeLovely white blooming heliotrope, the vanilla fragrance is especially delicious. Great planted in masses or in containers where one can catch the perfume.
Heliotropium arborescens MarineHeliotropeThis is still one of my favorites for subtle color and gentle fragrance. This plant is best planted in masses and with occasional dead heading will bloom all season. It can also be trained to a standard if brought in from the frost in fall.
Herb Allium schoenoprasumChivesGarden chives add a grassy texture with masses of lilac flowers that are edible. Useful in herb combinations. Constant snipping gives and abundance of tender greens for salad and garnish.
Herb Allium tuberosum/garlicGarlic ChivesGrassy fronds are strongly garlic flavored with many heads of white flowers.Useful in herb combinations. Constant snipping gives and abundance of tender greens for salad and garnish.
Herb Aloysia triphylla Lemon VerbenaLemon VerbenaLuscious, lemon scented green foliage is useful for teas and sachets and culinary delights. In containers it is a nice accent placed nearby walkways, brushing by it will release the strong lemon aroma. In our neck of the woods we usually don't get to see the small white flowers. Makes a nice topiary.
Herb Anethum g. Dill FernleafDillA culinary herb, the leaves are used for the delicate anise flavor, generally used fresh or added at the last minute to cooked dishes. Tea of the seeds used for digestive, colic in babies. A dwarf hybrid is grown for mor controlled fernlike leaf growth.
Herb Anthriscus cereifolium ChervilChervilA culinary herb, the leaves are used for the delicate anise flavor, generally used fresh or added at the last minute to cooked dishes. Useful medicinally as a liver and kidney tonic when made into a weak tea.
Herb Arnica montanaArnicaHarvest the yellow daisy flowers for herbal use. Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis, rheumatic pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling due to fractures.
Herb Artemesia dracunculus TarragonFrench TarragonTrue French tarragon used in cooking. The sweet, licorice/anise flavor is called for in many classic dishes. Needs a well drained , sunny position with poor soil! Commonly used fresh or in a vinegar. Lovely in sour cream with cucumber.
Herb Ashwagandha Withania somniferaAshwaganhaAyurvedic herb, has many uses for toning, rejuvenating, giving energy and balancing energy. It is grown as a shrub in warmer climates. The plant part used is the root. Prepare a deep bed for optimum root growth.
Herb Borago officinalisBorageSilvery, fuzzy leaved plants are covered with clusters of 1/2" light blue star shaped flowers! A lovely edible ornamental with a light cucumber flavor, try sprinkling blossoms on a salad for edible garnish.
Herb Borago officinalis albaWhite BorageI love the white star-like flowers and velvety silver-green leaves. The edible flowers can be frozen into ice cubes for a dramatic dining effect. Useful massed at the front of the border or in the herb garden.
Herb Calendula officinales resinaPot MarigoldFlowers of this have a high resin content for herbal healing. Useful in healing skin treatments, antiseptic tinctures and as a dye plant.
Herb Coriandrum sativum CaribeCilantroA slow bolting variety of the herb grown for leaf production. Stimulates the appetite. Oil from the seed is fungicidal and bactericidal and used in perfumery.
Herb Cymbopogon citratus Lemon GrassLemon GrassInteresting cane-like foliage has the strong lemony citronella oil used in Thai cooking, cosmetics and for bug repellant. Excellent for tea for colds and coughs.
Herb Foeniculum pupuraeum Rubra FennelBronze FennelForming an airy mass of bronze feathery foliage and long stemmed decorative flower heads tinged with yellow make this an outstanding addition to the flower garden. The filigreed foliage makes a fine backdrop for bold accents.
Herb Hypericum perferatum St. JohnswortSt. JohnÕt WortSt. John's wort has antibacterial and antiviral properties and has been used topically to help heal wounds and burns. A tincture of the flowers has been useful when taken for depression.
Herb Marjoram MarcelkaSweet MarjoramSmall savory leaves with a scent of oregano, culinary herb is good with dry beans, chicken, pork, vegetables.
Herb Marrubium vulgare HorehoundHorehoundA shrubby herb with lovely waffled & wooly, gray green foliage. Horehound is an excellent tonic, bitter herb useful for coughs and colds. I successfully warded off a serious cold with 2 days of tea drinking, combined with ginger and thyme and a squeeze of lemon. Delish. Prefers well drained soil with low fertility!
Herb Matricaria chamomillaGerman ChamomileHeirloom plant, the 3/4Ó white daisy flowers are an attractive addition to the herb garden. Foliage is apple scented, flowers are dried and used for a medicinal tea. Chamomile stimulates the immune system and is used as a bedtime relaxant.
Herb Melissa officinales Lemon BalmLemon BalmGentle mounds of corrugated green foliage are nice anchoring and good when placed where a gentle brush releases the lemon fragrance. Excellent for calming teas and as a relaxing bath herb.
Herb Mentha aurea VariegataGinger MintAttractive yellow and green variegated leaf. Sweet pungent peppery scent.
Herb Mentha spicata Kentucky ColonelSpearmintLeaves deeply corrugated and ruffled with strong spearmint flavor and scent. (Runners can be invasive so place where this will not be a problem.) Improves digestion when used as a tea.
Herb Nepeta citriodora Lemon CatnipLemon CatnipGreat for a relaxing tea. The cats are less attracted to it so you will get a chance to harvest some! Leaves are used medicinally the lemon scent makes it a bit more palatable.
Herb Ocimum basilicum Spicy GlobeMiniature BasilThese are decorative small leaves in a compact bushy plant, it looks great as an edging plant in the mixed herb garden. Nice for garnish.
Herb Ocimum basilicum ThaiThai BasilThai basil hybrid that has a self-branching, uniform form. This variety is vigorous and long lasting. The flower heads are a deep burgundy that shows up against the glossy green, hightly scented leaves. Very attractive and edible!
Herb Ocimum basilicum Amethyst ImprovedPurple Leaf BasilNew, genovese type basil with intensely deep purple/garnet, glossy leaves. A naturally bushy form makes it ideal for bedding. The basil flavor is there and it makes a lovely herbal vinegar that becomes red tinted.
Herb Ocimum basilicum sanctumHoly BasilA decorative basil that has been used since biblical times. The fuzzy leaves have a cinnamon/clove scent and are very attractive in the mixed border or in containers.
Herb Ocimum basilicum Sweet Green /genoveseLeaf BasilCulinary herb that has large, green, well flavored leaves perfect for pesto and other cooking needs. A well branched, vigorous variety that is perfect in the garden and for cooking.
Herb Origanum vulgareOreganoMounding plant with pungent, leaves used for cooking and medicinally. Flowers are rosey pink and it will spread!
Herb Perilla frutescens nankinensisRed ShisoThis oriental herb is the source for the pink color in pickled ginger. A prodigious seeder, after having one plant you should never need to buy another. (Therefore beware!)
Herb Petroselinum crispum CurlyDbl. Curly ParsleyOur old friend, curly parsley is lovely in mixed herb baskets and for neat deep green accent and edging. Of course esteemed for it's culinary use also!
Herb Petroselinum crispum FlatItalian Flat ParsleyExcellent sweet flavor, an heirloom variety that comes from northern Italy. Great vigor and flavor.
Herb Rosmarinus officinales ÔProstratusÕProstrate RosemaryTrailing rosemary is very decorative and is covered with light blue flowers in spring and fall. Is really a woody shrub but useful in hanging baskets and containers in New England.
Herb Rosmarinus officinales uprightUpright RosemaryUpright shrubby plant, great for culinary use, light blue flowers late in the season. Drought resistant but donÕt let it overdry or it wonÕt come back!
Herb Salvia officinales SageCommon SageGarden Sage has many uses, culinary, herbal and decorative. The praise for sage is not unfounded: It is often used as an herbal remedy for afflictions including gas, bloating, poor appetite and excessive sweating. Sage is thought to be a digestive aid and appetite stimulant. It may be of value for menopausal hot flashes accompanied by profuse perspiration.
Herb Saturja hortensis Summer SavorySummer SavoryGreen, savory leaves with a Mediterranean scent , culinary herb is good with beans, dry beans, chicken, vegetables. Germans call it Bohnenkraut. Cut often to keep from flowering. Will self sow if left to seed.
Herb Silybum marianumMilk ThistleA showy garden ornamental plant for food and medicine. Forms a rosette with shiney, spined leaves with white veining. The flower is a stalk of solitary purple thistle like flowers. All parts are edible. Medicinal: the active component of silymarin found in the seeds and is known for liver rebuilding properties.
Herb Thymus vulgaris Gold EdgeVariegated Gold ThymeThis thyme is semi-upright and reads as bright green in the landscape. The lemon scented foliage is lovely when planted where people can brush by it gently. Nice in containers too.
Herb Thymus vulgaris Olde English ThymeCommon ThymeCulinary herb has dark green leaves with pink flowers late in summer. Useful also medicinally for colds and sore throats, prepared as a tea.
Herb Thymus vulgaris Silver EdgeVariegated Silver ThymeThis upright thyme is a useful landscape plant for edging and combining in containers. The green and white leaves read as silver. Honeybees love it and it is a useful culinary herb.
Heuchera amber CaramelCoral BellsStunning shades of burnished copper to golden with red tone petioles. Combines beautifully with early pansies in combinations. (Pronounced hoy-ker-uh)
Heuchera amber KassandraCoral BellsStunning shades of burnished copper to golden with red tone petioles. Combines beautifully with early pansies in combinations. (Pronounced hoy-ker-uh)
Heuchera chartreuse PistacheCoral BellsBrilliant lime green provides a lively accent for all seasons. Combines beautifully with early pansies in combinations. (Pronounced hoy-ker-uh)
Heuchera Crimson CurlsCoral BellsCurly edges on crimson leaves that stay a nice deep shade of red. Combines beautifully in early spring with pansy and linaria in mixed containers.
Heuchera MiracleCoral BellsSmooth edged large red leaves with a narrow margin of light green. Combines beautifully in early spring with pansy and linaria in mixed containers.
Heuchera red tone Pinot GrisCoral BellsSmooth edged leaf in red tone with silver sheen. Combines beautifully in early spring with pansy and linaria in mixed containers.
Heuchera VenusCoral BellsOutstanding variety with large bold leaves in silvery pewter with green/ purple veining. Great in combination with early spring linaria for mixed containers.
Hibiscus acetosellaRed Leaved HibiscusThis shrubby plant is used for the large, glossy, burgundy foliage that forms a colorful backdrop in the mixed border. It can be also trained to a standard very easily. If planted in the border, pinch and prune to inspire a bushier growth. The flowers do not occur until winter in the greenhouse but are an interesting shade of dusty red.
Hibiscus Disco Belle MixGiant BellsBold and daring, huge hibiscus flowers can be as much as 9" across. The plant itself is compact so lends itself to dramatic impact planting.
Hibiscus Luna RedRed BellsBold and daring, huge hibiscus flowers can be as much as 6-8" across. The plant itself is compact so lends itself to dramatic impact planting. Bushy and well branched.
Ipomoea batatas Ace of SpadesSweet Potato VineOrnamental foliage plant that is useful in containers, broad, solid leaf is maroon with a bold texture for combinations.
Ipomoea batatas BlackieSweet Potato VineA popular foliage plant with deep maroon, almost purple cut leaves. Useful in containers as a trailing accent with bold form.
Ipomoea batatas Caroline BronzeSweet Potato VineBronze leaves are very ornamental especially in mixed containers. The bold leaves with deep lobes form a solid mass and combine well with so many plants. This plant is vigorous and looks especially good with rose or red.
Ipomoea batatas MargauriteSweet Potato VineBright yellow green leaves are very ornamental especially in mixed containers. The large, bold leaves form a solid mass and combines well with so many plants. This plant is vigorous and looks especially good with deep violet blue.
Ipomoea batatas Tri ColorSweet Potato VineCut leaves with shades of pink, white and maroon, trailing sweet potato vine favorite for containers and combos.
Ipomoea hybrid Carnevale VeneziaStriped Moring gloryVigorous vine with flowers with pink and purple blue stripes splashed on a white background, very showy.
Ipomoea imperialis Minibar RoseMorning Glory VineThese vines are quite different, the leaves are small, 1-2" with frosty white variegation and dotted with rose colored morning glories with a white throat.
Ipomoea nil Blue PicoteeDBL. Japanese Morning GloryMorning glory with the palest thread of white edge on a doubled, deep blue violet blossom. Very vigorous and attractive.
Ipomoea noctifloraMoonflowerThis large leafed and vigorous climbing vine has 4-5Ó white flowers that open at dusk and have a wonderful fragrance. The blooms are a wonderful moonlight reflector! Be careful to not overfeed as this can delay the blooming.
Ipomoea purpurea Milky WayMorning Glory VineLovely white flowers with small rose star markings on the trumpet shaped bloom. It has a vigorous vining habit so provide a fence or trellis, do not overfeed.
Ipomoea purpurea Grampa OttÕsMorning Glory VineAn old fashioned favorite with royal purple petals with a bright rose star and white throat. Beautiful climbing on a fence or trellis or wildly weaving through tall annuals like Zea mays japonica or Amaranthus.
Ipomoea purpurea Heavenly BlueMorning Glory VineTraditional, brilliant blue flowers are hand sized. will cover a trellis in no time and gives a stunning display in bright sky blue.
Ipomoea purpurea Ismay Blue StarMorning Glory VineSurreal, sky blue flowers with a deeper blue star on a bloom 4-5" across! Vigorous, twining morning glory vine will readily climb 8-10'! This plant was covered with 3-4" blossoms from late June onward.
Ipomoea x multifida CardinalisCardinal ClimberFern-like, finely divided foliage has vivid crimson 1" tube shaped flowers flowers. Hummingbirds love to come and feast on this beauty.
Iresine Red StripeRed Waffle PlantVictorian favorite, the red foliage deepens to burgundy in full sun. Can be easily held to shape for knot gardens.
Justicia brandegeanaShrimp PlantThis is a great plant for bedding in masses, it creates a sublte field of light red accented with white. The everblooming red bracts have white/pink veined shrimp-like flower spikes that arch gently. Terrific in combination with coleus Kiwi Fern.
Lablab purpureus Ruby MoonHyacinth BeanFavorite vine with fragrant sweet pea-like bicolored pink flowers and dark purple seed pods against deep green and purple/brown foliage. This used to be called Dolichos lablab. Ruby Moon is a terrific performer but be careful not to overfeed the Nitrogen!
Lantana hybrida ConfettiConfetti PinkFlowers on this vigorous mounding plant are pink with yellow centers. Great in container combos. Lantana loves the heat and sun!
Lantana hybrida Dallas RedRed LantanaTall, mounding green foliage with bright red flowers and vigorous growth. A dynamite bright spot in combinations. Loves heat and sun, no dead heading needed.
Lantana hybrida New GoldYellow LantanaLots of bright yellow flowers on robust green foliage. Great drought tolerance, with constant flowers.
Lathyrus odorata Little Sweetheart MiDwarf Sweet PeaA dwarf sweet pea that is excellent in containers, this is self supporting growing in a bushy mound. The multi colored, fragrant blooms make a great addition to any patio or window box.
Lathyrus odorata Navy BlueSweet PeaVery fragrant old fashioned favorite with sturdy stems and many large blooms with more to the stem than ordinary varieties. The long stems make them wonderful for cutting.
Lathyrus odorata Old spice MixSweet PeaTall, fragrant sweet peas for cutting or trellising. This heirloom variety is very fragrant and heat resistant. Excellent long stems make great bouquets.
Lathyrus odorata Royal WhiteSweet PeaVery fragrant old fashioned favorite with sturdy stems and many large blooms with more to the stem than ordinary varieties. The long stems make them wonderful for cutting.
Lathyrus odorata salmon cream pinkSweet PeaVery fragrant old fashioned favorite with sturdy stems and many large blooms with more to the stem than ordinary varieties. The long stems make them wonderful for cutting.
Lathyrus odoratus Cupani/MatucanaSweet PeaVery fragrant old fashioned favorite with sturdy stems and many large blooms with more to the stem than ordinary varieties. The long stems make them wonderful for cutting.
Laurentia axillaris Avante Garde BlueBlue Star/ IsotomaNew hybrid Isotoma, fragrant blue stars cover a well branched plant. Great heat tolerance for August. Fragrance intensifies at night.
Laurentia axillaris Avante Garde PinkPink Star/ IsotomaNew hybrid Isotoma, fragrant pink stars cover a well branched plant. Great heat tolerance for August. Fragrance intensifies at night.
Laurentia fluvatilisMoss LaurentiaVigorous small green leaves form a dense mat that is sprinkled with tiny 1/4" pale lavender colored star shaped flowers. Plant this in between stepping stones or nooks and crannies of a stone patio. The light lavender star shaped flowers look wonderful against mossy rocks and bluestone.
Lavandula dentataFrench LavenderThis is a favorite for dependable silvery foliage and pale lavender spikes that are more plump than L. angustifolia. Try it in container combination for a modest upright accent. The leaves are finely toothed and very fragrant.
Lavandula hybrid Goodwin CreekTender LavenderNot hardy but worth it for the dense, silvery foliage that is wider and slightly toothed. Makes a nice edging plant and is lovely in combination planters.
Leonotis leonurus StaircaseLionÕs ManeComing to us from South Africa this tall shrubby annual makes a brilliant show in late august. The whorls of bee-balm like flowers make a bold splash. Keep pinching until late July to insure a full, bushy plant. Makes a good cut flower.
Leonotis menthaefoliaMini Lion's ManeThis is a fine little version of the lion's mane, with well branched uright growth it is punctuated with burnt orange whorls as the autumn light enters in. Will last a long time but does not take the frost.
Leuzea centauroidesSilver LeuzeaA tender Mediterranean perennial that has a nice dusty millerish look but with more finely cut foliage and a more open habit. It has a robust growth if kept watered but well drained.
Leycesteria formosa JealousyHimallyan HoneysuckleDramatic vine with great potential. Chartruese foliage is best in indirect light. Flowers late in the season.
Linaria aeruginea Neon LightsRainbow LinariaA tender perennial used as annual spring color. Mostly bicoloured flowers in rust, purple, red and yellow. Bluish grey foliage and really an under used and underrated plant.
Linaria maroccana Fairy Bouquet MixedToad FlaxAn early spring favorite- the lovely pastel shades and gentle fragrance make a nice alternative to pansies. Delicate looking snap dragon flowers in mixed colors with white throats. Useful planted in large groups in the landscape where later blooming perennials can grow over and around them.
Linaria maroccana Fantasy Mixed (MINI)MINI Toad FlaxAn early spring favorite- the lovely pastel shades and gentle fragrance make a nice alternative to pansies. This is a compact, dwarf form that is great in window boxes.
Linaria marocana EnchantmentSpurred SnapdragonEasy to grow and tolerant of all soil types is this colorful plant coming from Spain. The fine foliage is covered with mini snap dragon like flowers in shades of magenta and gold. Plant in large groups and trim off the seed heads periodically. A Dr. Suess plant!
Lobelia Regatta Midnight BlueTrailing LobeliaTrailing plant with brilliant blue flowers and lightly bronzed foliage. Excellent for containers and window boxes.
Lysimachia nummularia aureaGolden Creeping JennyBrilliant golden yellow green penny sized leaves deck long trailing stems. This makes a nice addition to hanging baskets and can also be a striking groundcover. Can be hardy here at the seacoast. This plant can be invasive when planted in the ground!
Melampodium ShowstarMelampodiumLush, tall, bushy plants are covered with masses of 1-2" yellow daisies all summer. An excellent bedding plant in large masses. Very heat tolerant and makes a great cut flower.
Melianthus majorHoney FlowerThis is a good plant for a bold accent, the silvery blue/green leaves are serrated and look beautiful in the early morning when the dew collects along each tooth. Coming from South Africa.
Mina lobata Exotic LoveMina VineA rambunctious vine that grows and grows and then finally in late August starts to flower with gently arching sprays of yellow and red. Plant it with an early flowering vine such as Eccremocarpus or Asarina and then it can take over the later part of the blooming season.
Mirabelis jalapa Limelight4 O'ClockAs with all 4 O'Clocks, the flowers open late in the afternoon . The 2-3' shrubby lime green foliage is lightly dotted with fuchsia red tubular flowers, coming from a cluster of buds at the tips of the branches.
Modiolastrum laturitiumPeach BellsProstrate plant that can be grown as ground cover or in a hanging basket. The flowers are similar to abutilon in a peachy shade with a yellow center. Flowers all summer.
Musa ensete ZebrinaBananaBanana plants are really fantastic in the garden for bold, tropical form. If the soil is rich and well watered expect to see at least 4' by the end of summer. This variety has splashes of mahogany. Retrieved before frost and kept at 50 degrees in a state of dormancy until the following year when it warms up. Wait until the soil is warm in early June before planting out!
Musa Giant GreenBananaBanana plants are really fantastic in the garden for bold, tropical form. If the soil is rich and well watered expect to see at least 4' by the end of summer. This variety is bright green and has large 1-2' leaves. Retrieved before frost and kept at 50 degrees in a state of dormancy until the following year when it warms up. Wait until the soil is warm in early June before planting out!
Musa ensete MaureliiBananaBanana plants are really fantastic in the garden for bold, tropical form. If the soil is rich and well watered expect to see at least 4' by the end of summer. This variety is green with red tinge and has large 1-2' leaves. Retrieved before frost and kept at 50 degrees in a state of dormancy until the following year when it warms up. Wait until the soil is warm in early June before planting out!
Nemesia cheiranthus Shooting StarsCoconut FlowerNovel flowers have white petals that give them a Dodecatheon appearance with a yellow snap at the base. Gentle fragrance is especially nice in combinations near the house. It has a nice bushy, spilling form which is great in baskets and containers.
Nemophila menziesii Total EclipseTotal EclipseThis is nice for early bedding where you expect perennials to come along and take over. The almost black flowers have a thin white outline forming a lovely contrast. Useful in early containers for the exotic black flower. Expect these plants to fade away as the summer heat comes on.
Nicotiana alata TinkerbelleTobacco PlantNew, Fleuroselect Winner, this is a tall Tobacco flower with green outside and bright rosey pink insede the dangling bells of 2-3' tall. Great clusters of bloom all summer.
Nicotiana alata Nicki RedTobacco PlantVery showy, carmine/burgundy spires of blossoms will keep coming with occasional dead-heading. The large leaves at the base form a nice backdrop. Makes a great cut flower.
Nicotiana grandiflora 'Fragrant Cloud'Fragrant TobaccoTobacco flower in pure white, giant clusters of fragrant flowers glow in the moonlight. Sturdy plants form a nice accent.
Nicotiana hybrid Daylight SensationFloweringTobaccoThis is a tall mix in a wide range of colors, reds, pinks, white, purple, etc. Nice because the blooms stay open in the daylight and get more fragrant at night. Nice backdrop near a window to catch the fragrance at bed time.
Nicotiana langsdorffii Lemon TreeTobacco PlantSpires of 1/2" green bell shaped flowers bloom on long stems held above a rosette of large strap-like leaves. Gives a delicate, airy appearance. Especially nice planted with bold foliage such as Melianthus or Cynara.
Nicotiana mutabilis MarshmallowMulti color Tobacco FlowerThis oneÕs for my friend Thomas! Grew it one year as a trial and then lost the notes and source! OOPS. Freely flowering plant, starts out white and ages through pink and rose all on the same plant at the same time, nice!
Nicotiana Perfume Deep PurpleFloweringTobaccoBreeding the perfume back into this wonderful genus, this has a light fragrance at night. Grow near a window to catch the fragrance at bed time.
Nicotiana Perfume Lime GreenLime Jasmine TobaccoThis bloom is attractive for the 1" bright green flowers that cover a tall spire. Exceptional in bouquets. This variety has regained the evening scent.
Nicotiana sylvestris Only the LonelyWoodland TobaccoThese are the tall giants with spires of 1" sweetly scented drooping white bell shaped flowers. A bold accent for the woodland garden, these look handsome with a backdrop of rhododendron. The fragrance is brought out at night so plant them accordingly to enjoy.
Nicotiana alata Havana AppleblossomTobacco PlantThis is a landscape favorite for long lasting, weather tolerant color. The soft appleblossom pink and white bi-color blooms are held on compact, uniform plants.
Nolana paradoxa Blue BirdBright sky blue flowers with white centers adorn this lovely trailing/mounding plant that is ideal for baskets and the front of the border. Occasional dead heading improves the blooming performance. Good heat and drought tolerance.
Origanum aureaGold oreganoThis is sometimes hardy. A brilliant shade of yellow foliage billows along the ground. It does not have much oregano flavor but the foliage is so attractive it is worth growing. Planted in an area to provide contrast for other blossoms it is easy to grow and carefree.
Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent's Beauty'Kent's OreganoAn ornamental oregano which produces branching stems with lon hop-like bracts of color in lavender during late summer. Semiprostrate foliage mounds, must have well drained soil!
Osteospermum Margarita PurpleCape DaisyA new series that is well loved for compact, free branching and flowering
Osteospermum Margarita SunsetCape DaisyThe almost succulent foliage is deep green and vigorous while the lovely purple/peach colored daisies have the traditional blue/violet center making a stunning combo within itself!
Osteospermum Margarita WhiteCape DaisyClear, bright white 2-3" daisies with a clear blue eye cover a compact, uniform plant which blooms until the weather gets too hot in August but perks up again in the cool September weather.
Osteospermum margarita Nano PinkCape DaisyBright pink flowers with a blue center and a blue reverse petal. Plants that will bloom in spring until it gets too hot in summer but then perk up again in September for a full autumn show. They love the seaside.
Osteospermum Side Show Yellow GlowCape DaisySlightly taller variety with a full cover of bright yellow blooms. Plants prefer good drainage and cooler summer temps, a seaside location is just right.
Oxalis deppei Iron CrossIron Cross ShamrockA bright green shamrock with a deep maroon splotch at the base of the leaves. The Rose pink flowers make a nice accent.
Oxalis triangularisPurple ShamrockDecorative foliage is purple with rose center, is wonderful in containers or in partial shade in the garden as a ground cover.
Oxypetalum caerulea HeavenbornTweediaThe clusters of surreal, light sky blue blossoms are striking against felty silvery green leaves. A relative of the milkweeds, once you let it set seeds the pods make a decorative texture. Let this plant sprawl and mound near the front of the border. Keep dead headed until late August .
Pachystachys luteaGolden CandleProlific, brilliant spikes of yellow bracts cover this tropical from Peru. Provide a rich soil and even moisture for best results. Plant in large waves in partial shade or half day sun and enjoy the constant color.
Papaver laciniatum Fluffy RufflesBlack PoppyAnnual flowers, fully doubled blooms make a stunning accent in the border or cutting garden.
Papaver nudicaule Champagne BubblesIceland PoppyBrilliant shades of yellow, red, orange, pink adorn these rugged little harbingers of spring.
Papaver nudicaule MIX WonderlandIceland PoppyGlorious gem like blooms 3-4" are in all colors on long upright stems. Loves the cool spring weather and cool breezes. Plant for early color and add warm blooded annuals later.
Papaver nudicaule Wonderland MixIceland PoppyGlorious gem like blooms 3-4" are in mixed poppy colors: yellow, pink, orange and rose on long upright stems.
Papaver paeoniflorum Black PeonyBlack PoppyDarkly intense, fully doubled blooms make a stunning accent in the border or cutting garden.
Papaver rhoeas doublesShirley PoppySummer blossoms that have a delicate, silky look and nod gently in the breeze. Wonderful when planted in masses.
Papaver rupifragum Tangerine GemGem PoppyThis perennial poppy is a heavy bloomer and the seed pods are great for drying. Very showy, doubled light tangerine orange flowers are yummy. Does well in container plantings also.
Papaver somniferum Drama QueenShirley PoppySummer blossoms that produce edible poppy seeds, this flower is an unusual look. The seed pods make a wonderful dry bouquet addition.
Pelargonium Floral CrocodileIvy GeraniumsThis is an ivy-type geranium with wonderful large green leaves with a netting of golden veins making it very interesting in combinations and hanging baskets.
Pelargonium Floral Sunset/L'ElegantIvy GeraniumThis is an ivy-type geranium with multi-colored foliage of white, pink, rose and green, making it very interesting in combinations and hanging baskets. The flower is single, blush pink.
Pelargonium scented Fair EllenScented GeraniumVariegated, deeply lobed leaves of green with dark centers have a spicy, nutmeg scent. Flowers are single pink and not that showy, best noted for the fragrance!
Pelargonium scented Lemon CrispumScented GeraniumA tight upright, shrubby planted with lemon scented curly leaves. wonderful in combinations. The tips are studded with small pink flowers in summer.
Pelargonium scented PeppermintScented GeraniumThis is such a pretty plant, the rounded leaves are very wooly almost appearing silver in certain light. Growth habit is broad and mounding, making it a nice foliage accent in the mixed border.
Pelargonium scented RoseScented GeraniumClassic rose geranium that has deeply incised leaves and a delightful rose scent. The robust growth will mound and billow and really makes a nice textural green in mixed plantings.
Pelargonium scented Snow RoseScented GeraniumOld fashioned lemon/rose scented leaf, round, lobed/ deeply divided leaf edged in white, very fine foliage and delitghtful scent.
Pelargonium scented variegated nutmegScented GeraniumMounding growth with nice, variegation in irregular splashes of creamy white on green with sprays of small white flowers, creating and airy effect.
Pelargonium stelllar Vancouver CentennialFloral GeraniumStellar type decorative geranium with distinctive burgundy leaves edged in chartruese. A close relative to Vancouver.
Pelargonium Contrast floralFloral GeraniumVarigated leaf similar to Mrs. Cox, cirlcular rings of color in yellow, maroon, green on a cream and/or green background. Fairly robust growth that is lovely in containers and window boxes.
Pentas lanceolata CranberryEgyptian StarflowerSturdy, upright plant is covered with 3" clusters of cranberry red starry flowers. It grows out around the spent flower heads so needs no dead heading, the deep green foliage is always fresh looking. A good steady performer.
Pentas lanceolata PinkLight Pink StarflowerClusters of pale pink blooms on upright habit. Good for pots and excellent in the landscape for good reliable performance. Tall, upright and bushy.
Pentas lanceolata RedRed StarflowerPlentiful, large clusters of red starry blooms over emerald leaves. Good pot or bedding plant. Tall, bushy plant covered with flowers all season.
Pentas lanceolata WhiteWhite StarflowerUpright growth with many clusters of starry white flowers. A robust and dependable landscape plant. No deadheading is required but an occasional trim of spent bloom will inspire more extensive flowering.
Petunia Crazytunia Black MambaPurple BlueNew on the scene, the velvety black color combines well to create surprise.Vegetative Petunia, easy to grow and great for vivid, punchy color.
Petunia Fortunia Purple VeinPurple bicolorThis series is naturally compact and mounding, great in containers and the landscape & itÕs self cleaning. Noted for heat tolerance and it will be covered in large blossoms.Vegetative Petunia, easy to grow and great for vivid, punchy color.
Petunia Ray PurplePurple BlueThis series is naturally compact and mounding, great in containers and the landscape & itÕs self cleaning. Noted for heat tolerance and it will be covered in large fuchsia purple blossoms.Vegetative Petunia, easy to grow and great for vivid, punchy color.
Petunia Ray RedRed RayThis series is naturally compact and mounding, great in containers and the landscape & itÕs self cleaning. Noted for heat tolerance and it will be covered in large red blossoms with a light eye. Vegetative Petunia, easy to grow and great for vivid, punchy color.
Phygelius MoonrakerCape FuchsiaSpires of fuchia-like blooms are light , bright ,yellow green Nice in containers. Massed in the border creates an airy effect that is different! Occasional dead heading will guarantee bloom all season.
Phygelius Purple PrinceCape FuchsiaDramatic deep purple, flower stems are dark and look great against the deep green foliage. If deadheaded will bloom strong in spring and fall and intermittently during summer. Great for bedding.
Plectranthus amboinicusCuban OreganoThis underused plant is dependable and provides a neat habit for edging and in containers. The penny sized, tomentose leaves are lightly scalloped and have a delightful balsam-type fragrance.
Plectranthus argentatusSilver PlectranthusThis is a favorite for it's bold, silver foliage. Provide a rich soil with even moisture and stand back! The silvery white leaves reflect moonlight and combine beautifully. If allowed to flower it produces spires of light lavender mint flowers that are attractive.
Plectranthus aurea marginataLilÕ StinkerThis is a bold accent plant that is drought resistant and showy, the large green leaves have yellow eges and a "pungent" scent. (Okay, it stinks, but it's pretty!).
Plectranthus forsteri variegatusBushy Swedish IvySucculent large leaves are fuzzy and variegated white and green, sometimes in bright sun even pink streaks show up. A mounding form makes it ideal in containers or toward the front of the border. Very drought resistant.
Plectranthus madagascariensisVarig. Swedish IvyVarigated white and green leaves are small and have slightly scalloped edges, tremendous long trailing arms spring out making it ideal in hanging baskets and containers. (Just keep the trimmers handy.)
Plectranthus naiadensisTrailing SwedeSimilar growth to P. madagascariensis but in all green that reads as olive green due to the fuzzy foliage. The leaves have a musty almost patchouli smell that can be pleasant if brushed up against. Ideal in hanging containers.
Plectranthus Purple Spike HilliardiaePurple SpikeDeep burgundy/green foliage has purple flower spikes all season long. A fine filler in combinations. Does great in partial shade.
Plumbago auriculata BluePlumbagoThis shrubby tropical plant has the advantage of being able to take excessive heat and keep flowering. If you trim off the spent flower heads it will bloom even more. I like the sky blue color and fine it to combine well in containers.
Polianthes tuberosa the PearlTuberoseFragrant flowers are fully doubled and have a waxy, creamy look. These guys generally bloom late in August after spending a long time looking like they arenÕt doing a darn thing. Bulbs are tender so bring them inside in the fall.
Ptilotus JoeyJoeyTightly tufted spikes of luminous pink on well branched plants with silver green foliage. Very heat and drought tolerant and loves the sun.
Rhodochiton atrosanguineumPurple Bell VineThis trailer continues to be one of my favorites. The interesting plum colored bell-shaped sepals have a deep burgundy corolla and hang in prolific clusters that dance in the breeze. Will climb by it's twining leaves when support is provided.
Ricinus communis GibsoniiCastor Oil BeanA dwarf form, creating a bold ornamental statement the dark, metallic, palmate leaves will look tropical. The seeds are poisonous. Plant as a backdrop in the border. Leaves are deep bronzed with a purple tinged decorative flower head.
Ricinus communis Red Bright CarmencitaCastor Oil BeanCreating a bold ornamental statement the huge palmate leaves will look tropical. The seeds are poisonous. Plant as a backdrop in the border. Leaves are deep bronzed with a bright red seed/flower head that is very decorative.
Ricinus communis Rosea CarmencitaPink Castor BeanCreating a bold ornamental statement the huge palmate leaves will look tropical. The seeds are poisonous. Plant as a backdrop in the border. Leaves are bronzed green with a rosey seed/flower head that is very decorative.
Ricinus communis ZanzibariensisGreen Leaf Castor BeanCreating a bold ornamental statement the huge palmate leaves will look tropical. The seeds are poisonous. Plant as a backdrop in the border. Leaves are bright green with a green red seed/flower head that is very decorative.
Rudbeckia cultivar Indian SummerBlack-eyed-SusanHuge semi-double all yellow blooms on a strong, well branched plant that flowers all summer. What more do you need!
Rudbeckia hirta Cherry BrandyNew Cherry BrandyNew and stunning! Masses of single flowers in various shades of red, cherry, and bicolors all with a deep red center. Very heat tolerant, nice for cutting and planting in masses in the border
Rudbeckia hirta Prairie SunPrairie SunAll America Winner, wonderful rugged growth habit, with large doubled flowers in two shades of yellow with a bright green eye. Great for the mixed border, a real crowd pleaser.
Rudbeckia Tiger Eye GoldBicolorReally bold and consistently beautiful! This sun-lover is the first and only F1 Rudbeckia on the market, offering outstanding uniformity.Very hardy, with reduced sensitivity to powdery mildew for premium outdoor performance. A plethora of long-lasting flowers on strongly branched plants that spread up to 24" under optimal conditions.
Ruellia brittonianaTall Mexican PetuniaTall, robust upright plant with a constant scattering of intense violet 1- 1 1/2" petunia shaped flowers. Forms a solid backdrop with the deep green foliage.
Ruellia devosiana Velvet LeafVelvet LeafMainly used for the foliage, the oval green leaves with white veining and purple underside form a dark mass. Native to Eastern Brazil. This is wonderful ground cover for moist or irrigated shade, nice to contrast with whites or silvers.
Salpiglossis Kew BluePainted TongueCompact variety, masses of brilliant blue violet, veined flowers. Will keep performing with dead heading. Great for cutting.
Salpiglossis Royal ChocolatePainted TongueCompact variety, masses of chocolate/maroon, veined flowers. Will keep performing with dead heading.
Salpiglossis Royale Casino MixPainted TongueCompact variety, masses of brilliant bicolored, veined flowers. Will keep performing with dead heading. Will keep performing wiith dead heading. Yellows, reds, purples.....all with a distinct deeply colored veining on yellow centers.
Salvia argenteaSilver SageSilver leaves form a rosette the first year, the foliage is extremely furry and a great favorite for bold texture. Although it is a biennial we rarely get to see it in bloom in New England.
Salvia coccinea Coral NymphGarden SageA shrubby upright bedding plant with masses of spiked flowers of soft coral pink. The foliage is olive green in color and robust. A nice bedding alternative.
Salvia coccinea Red, Lady inSalvia RedA shrubby upright bedding plant with masses of spiked flowers of brilliant red. The foliage is olive green in color and robust. A nice bedding alternative.
Salvia coccinea Snow NymphGarden SageA shrubby upright bedding plant with masses of spiked flowers of brilliant white. The foliage is olive green in color and robust. A nice bedding alternative.
Salvia cvs. ÔIndigo SpiresÕBlue Tall SageGiant spires of brilliant violet blue cover this shrubby annual. It is particularly specatacular in early autumn. Plant this toward the back of the border or where a sense of scale is needed.
Salvia discolorSilver SageThis is a favorite for the silver leaves that are nearly white. When it flowers the deep violet bracts are almost black, the contrast is lovely Growth is somewhat sprawling but nice in a wild way. Nice in the border.
Salvia farinacea EvolutionSalviaAward winning cultivar, AAS and Fleuroselect, deep violet spikes are full and solid, plants are robust and can take the weather. A real stand-out. Color is more royal purple than the standard blue.
Salvia farinacea gruppenblauSalvia Bedder BlueRobust bedder on steroids, deep blue spikes are tall and form a great backdrop for bright coleus (for example)! Think of the standard blue bedding Salvia, just taller, a real eye catcher if planted in large masses.
Salvia farinacea Victoria WhiteSalviaVigorous silver/green foliage is topped with spires of white blossoms.
Salvia greggii RedMeadow SageA shrubby plant with spicy scented, small neat leaves. Prolific small spikes of cherry red bloom all season with a bit of dead heading.
Salvia guaranitica Black and BlueThis tender sage has spires of flowers that have a black sheath around a deep blue bloom. Shrubby, upright plant has vigorous green foliage.
Salvia guaranitica True blueThis tender perennial salvia has intense blue flowers starting in July and continuing into the fall. The foliage is a clean light green and very attractive.
Salvia hematodes Purple MajestyThis tender perennial salvia has intense royal purple flowers with a black jacket at the base, starting in July and continuing into the fall. The foliage is a clean light green and very attractive.
Salvia hybrid Mulberry Jam/WineMulberry WineThis showy salvia has a vigorous growing habit with a smattering of color until August when it really gets going. Spikes of a vivd deep rose/red adorn all the terminal branches. A fine back of the border plant that mixes well with perennials.
Salvia hybrid waverlyWaverlyAn attractive bushy plant with spikes of lovely pale pink blossoms. Nice in the mixed border. Plant in groups of 5 or more for best display. Gives exceptional fall color.
Salvia involucrata HidalgoHidalgo SalviaThis showy salvia has a vigorous growing habit with a smattering of color until August when it really gets going. Spikes of a vivd deep rose/red adorn all the terminal branches. A fine back of the border plant that mixes well with perennials.
Salvia officinalis AureaGolden SageGarden Sage with a compact growing habit. The green foliage is splashed with gold making it perfect for containers or the mixed border.
Salvia officinalis BerggartenMountain SageGarden sage with broad, rich grey green leaves. Forms a bushy accent or in a group a restful foil from other bright blooms.
Salvia officinalis PurpurescensPurple SageThis perennial garden sage has foliage that is a purple green and makes a fine dark accent in the border. It may be used for cooking but is priamrily used for decorative purposes.
Salvia officinalis TricolorTricolor SageGarden sage with wonderful variegated foliage with shades of silver green, pink, red and white. Plant a cluster in the mixed border where bold foliage can form a contrast.
Salvia patens Blue AngelGentian SageThis is a favorite for the spikes of gentian blue flowers that keep coming as long as you keep picking! Plant in a group for a dramatic splash of blue that never fails to draw a compliment.
Salvia patens Patio deep BlueDwarf Gentian SageThis is a compact variety of the favorite spikes of gentian blue flowers that keep coming as long as you keep picking! Plant in a group for a dramatic splash of blue that never fails to draw a compliment.
Salvia sclarea TurkestanicaClary Sage MixA colorful performer for late August through to frost, the bracts are bright and last well as a cut flower or in the garden.
Salvia splendens Van HoutteiRed Garden SalviaBushy dark green growth gives way to numerous deep red/maroon flower spikes starting in August and going on through till very hard frost. Prefers the shade and moisture. An early dutch selection which preceeded later, more compact varieties. Selected by Van Houtte, the father of Belgian Horticulture.
Salvia splendens Variegated Van HoutteiRed Garden SalviaBushy plants with gold and green variegated leaves with numerous deep red/maroon flower spikes starting in August and going on through till very hard frost. Prefers the shade and moisture.
Salvia x leucantha Phyllis FancyPhyllis SagePerhaps a cross between S. leucantha & maybe S. chiapensis, named for Phyllis Norris coming to us by way of Annies Annuals in Calif. A vigorous grower blooming in fall till frost, lavender flowers a 1Õ long frond with deep blue sepals. Can be trimmed to a bushier 2Õ ish plant.
Salvia elegansPineapple SagePineapple scented, green foliage with attractive red flower spike in spring and fall. Put this in a place where you can brush up against it and release the wonderful fragrance.
Scabiosa atropurpureum Black KnightBlack ScabiosaThis hybrid of a favorite cut flower is another, deep, deep red that is almost black. The flowers are fully double on wiry stems and bloom all summer in the mixed border. Keep dead headed for constant bloom.
Scabiosa atropurpureum QIS ScarletScabiosaThis hybrid of a favorite cut flower is bright scarlet red. The flowers are fully double on wiry stems and bloom all summer in the mixed border. Keep dead headed for constant bloom.
Scabiosa atropurpureum QIS dark BlueScabiosaThis hybrid of a favorite cut flower is deep blue purple. The flowers are fully double on wiry stems and bloom all summer in the mixed border. Keep dead headed for constant bloom.
Scaevola aemula Oro BlueFan FlowerThis unbeatable trailing plant is very drought and heat resistant. Forms a dense mat of deep green, succulent foliage covered with purple fans accented with yellow. Always there for lasting color in the dog days of summer. Versatile in the ground and in any container combination.
Scaevola aemula Top pot WhiteFan FlowerThis unbeatable compact, mounding plant is very drought and heat resistant. Forms a deep green, succulent foliage covered with white fans accented with yellow. Always there for lasting color in the dog days of summer. Versatile in the ground and in any container combination.
Schizanthus hybrid Angel WingsButterfly FlowerUnbeatable early color from masses of 1-2" flowers, each stem is a bouquet in itself! Colors range from pale creamy pink to deep violet all with darker veining and throat accented with yellow. Well, they are just indescribable but delicious! Keep plucking off stalks and it will keep blooming until the heat of the summer.
Schizanthus hybrid Star ParadeButterfly FlowerUnbeatable early color from masses of 1-2" flowers, each stem is a bouquet in itself! Colors range from pale creamy pink to deep violet all with darker veining and throat accented with yellow. Well, they are just indescribable but delicious! Keep plucking off stalks and it will keep blooming until the heat of the summer.
Sedum Purple EmperorPurple SedumUpright and bushy sedum related to Autumn Joy but distinctive for itÕs deep purple foliage and dusty red flowers later in the season. A hardy plant that is attractive year round. Useful in dry, well drained areas.
Senecio cineraria SilverdustDusty MillerA decorative foliage plant with downy white leaves that are finely dissected. Use masses in the border especially with contrasting deep colors. Nice in containers.
Senecio/Pseudogynoxus confuseus ÔSao PauloÕTrailing DaisyClusters of brilliant orange daisies with a bright yellow /orange eye adorn this vigorous trailing plant. The bright green foliage is slightly glossy and disease free. Can be trained to climb a trellis or use in hanging baskets or as a sprawling, free form, mounding ground cover.
Solanum quitoenseFruit of the AndesVery large,fuzzy purple and white, wavy-lobed leaves, bearing on its stem bright orange fruit. It is a strikingly beautiful plant. Fruit is edible, naranjilla common in South and Central America.
Spring Pansy Delta Apple Cider MixPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant Formula mix rose, white and wine blotched and clear in tones.
Spring Pansy Delta Blaze RedPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant. Formula mix blotch & clear red, gold etc.
Spring Pansy Delta Citrus MixPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant Formula mix, clear yellow, orange,primrose & white.
Spring Pansy Delta Cool Water BluePlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant Formula mix, clear & blotched blue, purple, white etc
Spring Pansy Delta Persian Medly Rose tonesPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant Formula mix rose, peach & purple tones.
Spring Pansy Delta Pure Color MixPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Delta series has a large, 3Ó flower on a compact and early flowering plant Formula mix, clear mix of all colors.
Spring Pansy Fizzy LemonberryFrilly PansyPlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. Light lemon yellow flowers, slightly doubled have a lavender frilled edge with a purple face, very distinctive and different!
Spring Viola Strawberry SundaePlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. A unique mixture of 1Ó blooms in rosey shades. Edible flowers.
Spring Viola Angel Tiger EyePlanted in a 3.5Ó peat pot for easy planting. 1Ó yellow flowers have deep chocolate whiskery painted petals. Very cool. Edible flowers.
Stachys coccinea Pow WowBetonyThis mint relative has fuzzy gray green foliage with a spicy scent. The mounding, slightly trailing foliage sends up spikes of 3/4" red peach colored flowers. Combines beautifully in containers.
Strobilanthes dyeranusPersian ShieldThis exotic looking foliage plant is extremely sturdy! The large, strap like leaves are layered in lilac and silvery purple. The leaf underside is purple.
Strobilanthes gossypinusMoonlit ShieldA relative of the better known strobilanthes, this hirsute (fuzzy) foliage plant looks great in the moon garden, in combinations or for bedding. A few pinches along the way keep the shape tidy. It positively glows in foggy weather.
Succulent Agave potatorumMini AgaveSilvery rosettes of stiff leaves with a sharp needle at the tip! Nice in mixed succulent garden, needs well drained sandy soil.
Succulent Aloe veraThis succulent, tender perennial will do well in a sunny, dry position. Especially nice in rustic, trough planters.
Succulent Echevaria Black PrinceBlack PrinceRosettes of dark chocolate brown make this an attractive addition to the succulent container. Good drainage and plenty of sun is all it takes.
Succulent Echevaria colorata hybridLittle JewelLovely rosette in silver blue with pink tips, this Echevaria is on the smaller clumping side. Keep on the dry side and full sun, with excellent drainage and it will flourish.
Succulent Haworthia cuspidataLittle ChubbyThis succulent, tender perennial will do well in a sunny, dry position. Especially nice in rustic, trough planters.
This plant is believed to be a hybrid of H. cooperi and H. cymbiformis.
Succulent JadeThis succulent, tender perennial will do well in a sunny, dry position. Especially nice in rustic, trough planters.
Succulent Kalanchoe thyrsiflora FlapjacksFlapjacksSucculent foliage has large flat leaves that are red and pink tinted on the edges when grown in full sun. This plant grows in clumps and is great in a dry container.
Succulent Pachyveria glaucaLittle JewelA hybrid between Echevaria and Pachyphytum, this plant has lovely architecture. Keep on the dry side and full sun, with excellent drainage and it will flourish.
Succulent Sedum morganianum BurroÕs TailTrailing ropes of succulent foliage. This tender perennial will do well in a sunny, dry position. Especially nice in rustic, trough planters.
Succulent Sempervivum tectorumHenÕs & ChicksHardy perennial that makes itself useful because it is indestructible. Loves full sun and especially in a container situation that needs little care.
Succulent Senecio rowleyanusString of PearlsCascading strands of green beads make this a great trailer in a succulent mix. Place your mix in full sun urns with good drainage and let them fend for themselves!
Succulent Sedum rupestre AngelinaChartreuse SedumProstrate, creeping foliage in bright yellow green makes a great drought resistant ground cover. Yellow flowers are held above the foliage and bloom in late summer-fall.
Syngonium ÔConfettiÕGreat houseplant for bright indirect light, it prefers to be slightly moist at all times but not sodden! Fertilize once a month with a light basic feed for houseplants.
Tagetes Disco REDTall Single MarigoldSingle, large french marigold in bright red will add full season backdrop in the border. Single blossoms are 2-3" and prolific.
Tagetes signata Lemon GemSignet MarigoldsA mound of airy green filigreed foliage that is covered with 1/2" edible, golden yellow single blossoms. Works well in masses at the front of the border and in containers. Occasional dead-heading will insure constant bloom.
Talinum paniculatum aurea LimonGolden Jewels of OparMasses of airy small pink flowers which rapidly turn to small green and red berries on long stems reaching up from a base of golden yellow succulent foliage. Whap back the flower heads if they get too leggy. Creates a great textural effect. Does best in sandy well drained soil.
Thunbergia alata Blushing SusiePeach ShadesExcellent variation on the black-eyed susan vine, the mixed shades of rose, salmon, creamy yellow, peach & blush are really special. Vigorous vining growth for trellises or weaving in the garden.
Thunbergia alata Spanish EyesRose ShadesExcellent variation on the black-eyed susan vine, the mixed shades of red, salmon, creamy yellow, orange & blush are really special. Vigorous vining growth for trellises or weaving in the garden.
Thunbergia alata Susie White ClearBlack-eyed Susan VineA vigorous vine that is covered with 1" flowers when in full bloom. Covered in glowing clear white single flowers. This is equally attractive climbing a trellis or tumbling along the surface forming a ground cover. (Good for hiding things!)
Thunbergia bathiscombeiPurple TrumpetTropical, vining plant with 2" royal purple flowers in continuous succession. Can be pruned to maintain a shrubby form.
Tibouchina urvilleana hybridGlory BushThis is a street tree in Quito, Ecuador but here in New England we can be content to admire the shrubby well branched growth with brilliant violet 1-2" flowers all summer. The green leaves have a downy layer making the foliage seem silvery. Nice planted in groups or trained to topiary in a tub.
Tithonia rotundifolia Fiesta Del SolDwarf Mexican SunflowerAll American Winner for 2000 with good reason, if you want vibrant orange with more restrained growth this is the sun flower for you! Monarch butterflies love the bright orange flowers.
Tithonia rotundifolia TorchMexican SunflowerThis showy border plant is covered in 3" bright orange flowers on long stems. Makes a nice cut flower and a stunning plant in the mixed border. I had this in a large tub by my back door and loved coming in and out as the butterflies whirled around! Shocking with purple!
Tradescantia pallida Purple HeartPurple InchExotic appearance belies this plant's history as a Victorian parlor plant. Brilliant purple with long downy hairs that catch the dew, the foliage combines beautifully with many plants and is absolutely carefree! Try it contrasting with Coleus The Line and Heliotrope Marine.
Tradescantia sillamontana white velvetFurry InchCompact trailing growth is perfect for window boxes or restrained ground cover. The leaves are coated with downy silvery fuzz and violet pink flowers tip the branches in mid summer.
Tradescantia zebrinaStriped InchStriking silver and green striped foliage with a purple underside is a colorful accent in hanging baskets and containers. This plant can also be used as an annual ground cover for quick mounding growth. The metallic purple combines well with Ageratum Red Top.
Tropaeolum majus Alaska MixedNasturtiumAttractive variegated foliage in green, white and cream accented with bright orange, yellow or red 2-3" blooms on long stems. The mounding form is perfect for the front of the border or billowing over wall edges. Good for cut flowers and the brilliant blossoms are edible.
Tropaeolum majus Black VelvetNasturtiumCrisp green foliage is a charming foil for the deep velvety black 2-3" blossoms .Uniform, upright growth stays compact and is great for containers or the front of the border.
Tropaeolum majus Empress of IndiaScarlet NasturtiumThis is very striking if you like BRIGHT. The scarlet-orange flowers stand above the deep deep blue-green, round leaves for exceptional contrast. Trailing and rambunctious, give this plant some space. Edible blossoms have a peppery flavor.
Tropaeolum majus MilkmaidCream NasturtiumScrumptious rich butter yellow flowers cover this mounding plant. Edible flowers on long stems make it a handsome addition to the border or hanging basket.
Tropaeolum majus VesuviusPeach NasturtiumCrisp deep blue green foliage is a charming foil for the 2-3" apricot salmon blooms. Uniform, upright growth stays compact and is great for containers or the front of the border.
Tropaeolum peregrinum Canary Bird vineCanary CreeperThis south American vine will easily cover 8-10' if fed and watered. Covered in 1" canary yellow flowers with tiny red splashes.This vine begins blooming early and can be nice when paired with a later blooming vine such as Mina lobata for a constant color and a dense screen.
Vegetable Bean Red NoodleLong BeanA pole bean with dark burgundy red pods that are long ( 16-20") in clusters up to 4. Color fades when cooked. Sweet flavor and really cool looking in the garden.
Vegetable Bean Bush Royal BurgundyBush BeanBush type bean with straight, 5Ó purple pods making it so easy to pick! Color fades when blanched. It looks pretty in the garden and tastes good.
Vegetable Bean Filet Masai BushFrench Bush BeanFrench filet bush type bean with elegant, slender 7" long greenbeans, tender, stringless and very tasty. This variety stays smaller longer. Really nice!
Vegetable Bean Pole Kentucky WonderPole BeanPole bean, best eating, productive, can be eaten as filet bean or more mature. Remain stringless and tasty. My Dad loved these beans and made amazing tee pees for kids to play under!
Vegetable Bean Soy EnvySoy BeanBush soybean, earliest to mature. Eaten as Edamame. Easy to grow and so nutritious. Developed by E. M. Meader at the University of New Hampshire.
Vegetable Beta BullÕs BloodRed BeetDeep red beet with gorgeous red foliage. Young leaves make a colorful addition to salads. Transitions well into the mixed flower border.
Vegetable Beta ChioggiaRed BeetHeirloom variety that has wonderful striped flesh, makes a beet salad look really snazzy. The medium size beets are sweet and delicious.
Vegetable Beta Early WonderRed BeetEarliest to form beets and greens, large green leaves with red veins are good for salads. The medium size red beets are sweet and delicious.
Vegetable Broccolli Green MagicBroccolliVery heat tolerant, with smooth, uniform heads. Good for summer and fall harvest. Will produce side shoots after main stalk is harvested.
Vegetable Brussel Sprout FalstaffBrusselÕs SproutSounds strange but makes a very bold effect with the large purple foliage.The cabbage heads elongate to make the Brussel's Sprouts and the color becomes more intensely purple as the cold weather comes.
Vegetable Cabbage GonzalesGreen CabbageRound head, mini size globes or 4-6", very sweet. Useful in small urban vegetable gardens.
Vegetable Cabbage Napa MinuetNapa CabbageNapa leaf, matures early and is bolt resistant. Smaller sized heads. Sweet and delectable, I am always fighting the chickens for this one!
Vegetable Cabbage Super RedRed CabbageMedium size, round heads, great tender and crisp , plant closer together for mini head crop. Perfect for the urban vegetable garden plot.
Vegetable Carrot chantenay Shin KurodaCARROTCone shape with a blunt tip, good eating in summer and fall and stores well. Good for the rocky New England soils. Ever had trouble getting your carrots going? These peat pots are perfect.
Vegetable Cauliflower GraffitiPurple CauliflowerFlower heads of brilliant amethyst surrounded by large purple leaves. The flowers stay purple when cooked. It is like gem in the garden.
Vegetable Chard Bright LightsSwiss ChardMulti colored swiss chard, very decorative. Deep green foliage accented with mid veins in vibrant shades of red, rose, yellow, orange and white. Great out in the flower garden. Delectable stir-fried with garlic.
Vegetable Chard Orange ChiffonSwiss ChardSwiss chard with orange mid vein and deep green leaves, new strain that is a nice variation from Ruby! Great out in the flower garden.
Vegetable Chard Red RhubarbSwiss ChardSwiss chard with deep burgundy red mid vein and burgundy bronze leaves, very decorative. Great out in the flower garden and lovely on the plate.
Vegetable Collard EvenÕ Star ChampCollardSmooth leaf variety is slow to bolt, good for repeat harvest, deep, dark green leaves. Cool weather sweetens the leaves.
Vegetable Collard FlashCollardSmooth leaf variety is slow to bolt, good for repeat harvest, deep, dark green leaves. Cool weather sweetens the leaves.
Vegetable Cucumber alibiCukeGood for fresh eating and pickling, dark green plants, vine is shorter with high yield.
Vegetable Cucumber Bush BabyCukeBush cucumber that is very early for pickling.
Vegetable Cucumber Jackson ClassicCukeDark green cucumber with great disease resistance. Fresh eating and pickling, this variety replaces Alibi which we have grown for years.
Vegetable Cucumber Striped ArmenianCukeSuper tasty, sweet and crisp, slightly fuzzy fruits have a curve and ridges of dark and light green stripes. YUM!
Vegetable Cucumber Suyo LongCukeThis is a sweet ribbed cuke from China, it grows well in hot weather. Always bitter and burp free and if grown on trellis will be nice and straight. YUM!
Vegetable Eggplant RositaEggplantPear shaped pink/lavender fruit, lovely sweet flavor, great color in the garden. Comes from Puerto Rico.
Vegetable Eggplant Gretel miniEggplantAAS winner, prolific producer, harvest these pure white fruits when they are 3-4Ó long. Very tender and sweet fruits on a compact plant. Try in a patio pot!
Vegetable Eggplant Orient ExpressEggplantVery attractive fruits that are 8" long and slender clusters of deep glossy purple and mature with no bitterness at all in the fruit. Perfect for grilling!
Vegetable Eggplant Rosa BiancaEggplantVery attractive creamy delish fruits that are 3-4Ó x 5Ó long and slender,they start out white and mature with stripes of lavender. No bitterness at all in the fruit.
Vegetable Gourd Bitter CometEdible GourdDelicious gourd is an acquired taste, used in Asian and Indian cooking. Also useful as a bitter tonic ingredient.
Vegetable Gourd Bitter LongEdible GourdDelicious gourd is an acquired taste, used in Asian and Indian cooking. Also useful as a bitter tonic ingredient.
Vegetable Greens Arugula AstroArugulaSalad green with a pungent bite, this variety is more mild. This variety is early and heat tolerant and the leaves are less deeply lobed.
Vegetable Greens Mache JadeGreensSalad green hybrid has longer leaves, tasty tender green with a herbal minty flavor. Somewhat heat tolerant and mildew resistant.
Vegetable Greens SenposaiMustard/Cabbage CrossCold hardy green that is like a collard but will last through freeze and thaw cycles. Developed in Japan a cross with cabbage and B. rapa. Spring planting will grow through the season for cut and come again greens.
Vegetable Kale Nero di TuscanaGarden KaleSolid, deep blue/green is slightly savoyed, decorative and very cold hardy. Can take tough locations with wind or poor soils. The deep blue green color intensifies as the fall weather progresses.
Vegetable Kale Rainbow LacinatoGarden KaleA new dinosaur kale that is a mix of reds, blues and purples. It is a cross with Lacinato and Redbor, very cold hardy and slow to bolt. A mix of shapes and colors.
Vegetable Kale Red BorderGarden KaleFrilly red leaves on an upright shrubby plant, decorative and very cold hardy. Can take tough locations with wind or poor soils. The purple color intensifies as the fall weather progresses. Great out in the flower garden.
Vegetable Kale Russian RedGarden KaleFinely cut red leaves on an upright , openly shrubby plant, decorative and very cold hardy. Can take tough locations with wind or poor soils. The purple color intensifies as the fall weather progresses.
Vegetable Kale WinterborGarden KaleFinely curled green leaves on an upright shrubby plant, decorative and very cold hardy. Can take tough locations with wind or poor soils. The green color intensifies as the fall weather progresses.
Vegetable Leek Blue SolaiseBlue LeekThis vegetable makes a nice foliage accent in a deep silvery blue, it needs to be grouped for the best effect. Withstands frost AND you can make a great leek & potato soup for early winter when you clean up the garden!
Vegetable Leek King RichardBlue LeekThis vegetable makes a nice foliage accent in a deep silvery blue, it needs to be grouped for the best effect. Withstands frost AND you can make a great leek & potato soup for early winter when you clean up the garden!
Vegetable Lettuce Flashy Butter OakLettuce CosOak leaf type head lettuce with red freckles on green leaves, great heat tolerance, nice harvested young.
Vegetable Lettuce Butterhead ButtercrunchLETTUCEBibb/butterhead lettuce, good disease resistance. Full, dense heads of buttery lettuce.
Vegetable Lettuce Cos ForellenschlussLettuce CosCos/ Romaine type head lettuce with red freckles on green leaves, great heat tolerance, nice harvested young.
Vegetable Lettuce Late AnuenueLettuce LateSlow growing green head lettuce that shows itÕs true self as the days shorten and heat up, great mid summer lettuce with no bitterness.
Vegetable Lettuce Mix Spring mixLETTUCEMixed varieties of leaf lettuce chosen for interesting leaf color and tastiness. Gourmet mix dark reds and greens and lots of different shapes and textures.
Vegetable Lettuce Mix Summer mixLETTUCEMixed varieties of leaf lettuce chosen for interesting leaf color and tastiness. Gourmet mix dark reds and greens and lots of different shapes and textures. Later season mix.
Vegetable Lettuce Red GalacticLETTUCEDarkest red , great for salad mix, Leaf is slightly ruffled. Long lasting if you harvest the outer leaves first.
Vegetable Lettuce Red Rumple WavedLETTUCEDarkest red , great for salad mix, Leaf is ruffled and frilled , thick and crunchy, holds for a while in summer.
Vegetable Melon Musk Golden GopherCantaloupeSuper sweet, deep orange flesh and fusarium resistant but watch for mildew. Ready in 85 days.
Vegetable Mustard Giant RedMustard GREENSPicture this rosette of large deep red leaves forming a backdrop in your fall border. Tucked in for drama and an added bonus of mild mustard flavor for cooking, try this contrasted with Bidens for late color.
Vegetable Onion PurpletteRed ScallionMini onion for the salad garden, deep burgundy red, turns pastel pink when cooked. Use young bunching or harvest at golf ball size.
Vegetable Onion YellowYellow ScallionYellow onions for the garden.
Vegetable Orach Aurora MixRainbow OrachA leafy vegetable with great ornamental value, leaves are a mix of gold, purple, carmine and light purple making it magical when dew covered. This is jazzy in the mixed garden and in your dinner salad. (Pick individual leaves to harvest)
Vegetable Ornamental Gourd Speckled SwanSwan GourdOrnamental gourd with the wonderful swan shape, crooked neck and bulging belly with speckled green skin. Try it rambling up a background tree or shrub, the white flowers are fragrant and the gourds are great fun.
Vegetable Pac Choi Black SummerPac ChoiLovely dark green Pac Choi that is slow bolting, tasty and compact at 6". SautŽ lightly in butter and add salt and pepper, makes a lovely side dish. Still best when harvested at small ( 6-10Ó) size.
Vegetable Pac Choi RedGREENSPretty dark green leaves with maroon on top, more color as plant matures. SautŽ lightly in butter and add salt and pepper, makes a lovely side dish.
Vegetable Pea Shell Little MarvelShell PeaA vine-ish bush, very sweet on a dwarfed plant, an old fashioned garden favorite. Put short twigs when planting in the garden to provide support.
Vegetable Pea Snap CascadiaSnap PeaA taller bush with edible pod pea. Dark green and very sweet. Provide tall twigs or fencing for support.
Vegetable Pea Snow Oregon GiantSnow PeaMedium tall pea, use some support, edible pod. Great performer. Provide tall twigs or fencing for support.
Vegetable Pepper Hot Black CzechHOT PepperThis is a wonderful culinary pepper that happens to be stunning. The hot 1-2Ó fruits ripen through claret red to a deep maroon red bordering on black. Underused.
Vegetable Pepper Hot Early JalepenoHOT PepperNice, thick walled fruits ripen early and turn to red early. Great for pickling.
Vegetable Pepper Hot Long CayeneHot PepperGorgeous, long, slender cayenne peppers are brilliant red and turn early. Dries well for hot pepper flakes. Handsome and yummy.
Vegetable Pepper Hot RocotoHot PepperThese plants were from seeds brought back from Chile. The pepper is thick walled, flavorful and hot, although the heat varies red fruits are the best. Prefers light shade and fertile soil. Watch for standard pepper pests. ENJOY! This is a favorite of my friends in Guatemala, in salsa and cooked in soups.
Vegetable Pepper Hot Thai HotThai Hot PepperA productive and also very decorative plant, covered with 1-2" bright red peppers that are HOT! Dry or use fresh in Thai curries.
Vegetable Pepper Sweet King of the NorthSweet PepperWonderful open pollinated sweet red pepper that colors up early, even in cool summers. Sweet, 6Ó thick walled, blocky fruit are perfect for roasting.
Vegetable Pepper Sweet Klari Baby CheeseSweet PepperCheese shaped fruits have thick walls and start early. Easy to grow and sweet, the ripening color starts white turns to yellow and then finishes red. From Hungary.
Vegetable Pepper Sweet Bell RevolutionSweet PepperLarge, blocky fruits have thick walls and start early. Turns red in Oct. but has nice thick walls great for the sautŽ and relish!
Vegetable Pumpkin Rouge vif D'EtampsCinderella PumpkinThis is just a pretty pumpkin in bright orange red that is a pumpkin-like squash that reminds me of Cinderella's coach. Nice bright orange flesh is tasty too for pies, stews, etc.
Vegetable Radicchio IndigoRadicchioTight globes of burgundy with white mid ribs, tasty and long lasting. Pull off outer leaves for an addition to salads.
Vegetable Shallot Eschalion ZebruneTorpedo ShallotA delicious long-day shallot with a strong onion flavor. The torpedo shape is familiar to chefs. Stores well. Plant outside at pea planting time. Each stem will produce 2Ð5 bulbs.
Vegetable Shallot PrismaShallotA delicious long-day shallot with a strong onion flavor. Plant outside at pea planting time. Each stem will produce 2Ð5 bulbs.
Vegetable Spinach Bordeaux Red StemSpinachFrom Denmark comes this spinach, dark green leaves with a deep red stem and mid vein. Wonderful harvested as baby greens. This will bolt so harvest young.
Vegetable Spinach Chard PerpetualSpinachWe love this and so do our chickens! Delish! Really looks more like a cross between swiss chard and sorrel it is actually a beet but the flavor and tenderness lasts all season! Will withstand a light frost.
Vegetable Squash Delicata CornellÕs BushSummer SquashMildew resistant, semi-bush type vine, with long oval fruits white with green striping. Sweet, dense squash for eating. This delivers winter squash flavor in a summer season squash!
Vegetable Squash Patty Pan SunburstSummer SquashBright yellow skin, can be used tiny with blossom still attached. Tender summer squash shaped like a little space ship. Very pretty when picked small and steamed for a side dish.
Vegetable Squash Winter Red KuriWinter SquashJapanese hybrid is my personal favorite. A lovely red/orange fruit that averages 3-5 lbs. Dry Winter squash has a deep rich flavor, and makes a grand squash/pumpkin pie.
Vegetable Tomatillo De MilpaTomatilloEssential for salsa verde, this mexican heirloom has great storage length. Smaller size fruit usually has better flavor. Fruit is blushed with purple tones.
Vegetable Tomatillo PurpleTomatilloEssential for salsa verde, large fruits are 1-2Ó in size. Fruits are dark purple and decorative, keep fruits in light to intensify the color.
Vegetable Tomato Aunt RubyÕs GreenHeirloom TomatoThese are medium large fruits, pick when blush yellow with pink tinge at the blossom end and is wonderful sliced with a dash of balsamic. (OK most tomatoes are but this one is really pretty too)Indeterminate(needs staking)
Vegetable Tomato Brandywine IndetHeirloom TomatoThis classic oldtimer ripens a rose pink and slice it open to discover its juicy fullness. YUM. Crack resistant and Indeterminate(needs staking) a great performer with flavor galore.
Vegetable Tomato Cosmonaut Volkov Indet.Heirloom TomatoExcellent for fresh eating, to quote:"always good, sometimes sublime" early deep red and very juicy and fruity. (Indeterminate, needs staking.)
Vegetable Tomato GranaderoItalian Paste TomatoNew, disease resistant plants with fine flavored paste tomato, fine oval shaped fruits with great red color and sweet, rich flavor.(Indeterminate, needs staking)
Vegetable Tomato HoneydropYellow Cherry TomatoVigorous cherry tomato, similar to Sungold but less inclined to cracking. Very sweet, the fruits are more honey toned, very sweet! Needs Staking.
Vegetable Tomato Orange Banana Indet.Plum tomatoThe orange plum tomato for sauces and paste with the best flavor and richness. Orange gold, pear shaped fruits are midseason bearing. Dry well, very sweet. (Indeterminate, needs staking)
Vegetable Tomato Prudens Purple Indet.Heirloom TomatoThis is like Brandywine but a tad more purple. To my mind the most velvety, smooth salad eating. Crack resistant and Indeterminate(needs staking) a great performer with flavor galore.
Vegetable Tomato SungoldYellow Cherry TomatoA vigorous sprawley plant that produces possibly the sweetest, most flavorful cherry tomato I've ever tasted. The interesting orange/yellow fruits make it quite decorative. Provide a cage or place in the border where it can tumble with plenty of space. Needs staking.
Vegetable Tomato Black CherryBlack Cherry TomatoVery sweet and also the deep dark color looks great on the plate! High yeilding and delicious. Needs a cage or staking.
Vegetable Tomato Krim BlackHeirloom TomatoWhen Krim is ripe it is still half green and firm, an iridescent purple on the outside with juicy taste and even slightly smokey. A real heavy producer also. YUM. ( Indeterminate- needs staking)
Vegetable Tomato Black PrinceHeirloom TomatoOutstanding variety less fragile than Black Krim, an iridescent purple on the outside with juicy taste and even slightly smokey. A real heavy producer also. YUM. ( Indeterminate- needs staking)
Vegetable Tomato Sun CherryRed Cherry TomatoSuper sweet in long trusses, need to be picked on time to avoid cracking. Very high sugar content. Like a little sugar drop. Needs a cage or staking.
Verbena bonariensisTall VerbenaNow familiar, this tall garden verbena is a brilliant performer with 1" clusters of bright violet flowers held above straight, stiff stems. Plant in masses in the mixed border for a light, airy texture. This plant attracts the monarch butterflies and makes a nice cut flower addition. Disease and drought resistant and never needs dead heading, can be a tender perennial
Verbena canadensis Homestead PurpleTrailing VerbenaComing from the high heat of Homestead this trailing Verbena is a real garden and container performer. Brilliant, almost dayglow-violet purple flowers bloom all summer long under all conditions.
Verbena quartz burgundyThis plant is a real winner for non-stop color and tolerance of many weather variations. A past All America Winner, the deep burgundy flowers look like garnets!
Verbena rigida PolarisLavender VervainAttractive compact plants are liberally garnished with clusters of silver-blue flowers . A useful plant for landscape bedding and larger planters.
Verbena rigida Purple VenosaPurple VervainMid size verbena that lends a light airy mass of color from floating above the low green foliage. Nice for a wild flower effect. Great for cutting. The foliage is disease and drought resistant. These plants can take a beating from wind and sun.
Verbena Temari Patio PinkVerbenaLarge leaves of green with large flower clusters of light bright pink . Great for hanging baskets and window boxes and containers.
Verbena Temari Patio RedVerbenaLarge leaves of green with large flower clusters of fiery scarlet red. Great for hanging baskets and window boxes and containers.
Vigna caracallaCorkscrew Snail VineThis is a lovely vine with a subtle splash of blossoms decorating it. The twining leaves similar to beans are vigorous and will cover a large area if well fed & watered, the flower is an interesting 1-2" coil looking rather like a small snailÕs shell. Blossoms start pale lavender and fade to cream before dropping off.
Xanthosoma Lime ZingerLime TaroGiant elephant ear leaves in bright, Lime green. Gaudisimo! Useful in containers for extreme drama and brightness.
Zantedeschia Lily AethiopicaCalla LilySummer blooming Calla lily with clean white tubular flowers and deep green foliage with white freckles. Nice in small pots for the bright shade.
Zea mays Tiger CubDwarf CornDwarf ornamental corn with vivid white and green stripes. Nice for a dense backdrop for a red or dark red bloom. CUTE!
Zea mays var. japonicaStriped MaizeThis is a wonderful plant to mass for instant backdrop. The leaves are variegated with white, cream, pink and green and often red stems. Plant in very rich soil with tight spacing to get a solid mass of texture. Best when other more bushy, mid size plants can mask the lower stems. Makes a nice support for morning glories.
Zinnia elegans Carmine RoseDahlia ZinniaLarge, fully double flowers are rich carmine/rose with a deeper rose center.The foliage is bred to be disease and mildew resistant. Makes a great cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Meteor Deep RedDahlia ZinniaThis deep red has overtones of deep burgundy. Fully double flowers on tall, shrubby plants. Makes a long lasting cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Orange /goldDahlia ZinniaOutstanding garden performance from this giant, fully double zinnia. The foliage is bred to be disease and mildew resistant. Makes a great cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Pink/LuminosaDahlia ZinniaOutstanding garden performance from this giant, bright pink fully double zinnia. The foliage is bred to be disease and mildew resistant. Makes a great cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Salmon RoseDahlia ZinniaGiant, fully doubled flowers Salmon-rose-pink cover this bushy garden favorite. The foliage is bred to be disease and mildew resistant. Makes a great cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Violet QueenDahlia ZinniaLarge double flowers in bright zinnia purple. The tall, stocky plants are covered with 3-5" fully doubled blooms. Makes a wonderful, long lasting cut flower.
Zinnia elegans yellowDahlia ZinniaLarge double flowers in bright sunny yellow. The tall, stocky plants are covered with 3-5" fully doubled blooms. Makes a wonderful, long lasting cut flower.
Zinnia elegans Queen LimeDahlia ZinniaNew series, large, fully double 3Ó flowers are bright lime green. The foliage is bred to be disease and mildew resistant. Makes a great cut flower.
Zinnia magellan MixZinnia Dwarf MixLarge, double 4-5" flowers on a low, uniformly compact plant. Vigorous green foliage is sturdy and self supporting. Dynamite little border plant!
Zinnia Persian Carpet MixZinniaAAS winner heirloom variety has wonderful color blend: red, yellow, gold, bronze, cream. I love this as a cut flower, combines beautifully with Sunflower Strawberry Blonde. Outstanding garden performer all season.
Zinnia Profusion ApricotBush ZinniaA new bedding zinnia that is constant blooming and disease resistant! Masses of glowing apricot 2" flowers cover the plant. A real heat lover!
Zinnia Profusion CherryBush ZinniaA new bedding cherry/carmine zinnia that is constant blooming and disease resistant! Masses of cherry red 2" flowers cover the plant.
Zinnia Profusion Coral PinkBush ZinniaA new bedding zinnia in coral pink that is constant blooming and disease resistant! Masses of coral pink 2" flowers cover the plant.
Zinnia Profusion OrangeBush ZinniaA new bedding zinnia that is constant blooming and disease resistant! Masses of glowing orange/gold 2" flowers cover the plant. A real heat lover!
Zinnia Profusion WhiteBush ZinniaA new bedding zinnia that is constant blooming and disease resistant! Masses of white 2" flowers cover the plant. Making it indispensable in the low maintenance garden!
Zinnia tenuifolia Red SpiderRed Wild ZinniaBushy, upright, well branched plants produce masses of scarlet red flowers that are 2" with large centers and a single ring of spaced out spider-like petals.
Zinnia Zahara Coral RoseBush ZinniaThis zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.
Zinnia Zahara ScarletBush ZinniaThis zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.
Zinnia Zahara Starlight roseBush ZinniaAll America Winner for 2010, really nice, crisp white flower with rose stripe. This zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.
Zinnia Zahara WhiteBush ZinniaThis zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.
Zinnia Zahara YellowBush ZinniaThis zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.
Zinnia Zahara Double CherryBush ZinniaAAS winner, stunning planted in a large mass, brilliant double 2Ó cherry red blooms cover the plants. Mounding habit, carefree, amazing performer.
Zinnia Zahara Double FireBush ZinniaThis zinnia has brighter and larger flowers than the profusion series. Fully doubled 2Ó blooms in serious hot scarlet orange. Superior disease tolerance and is outstanding in sunny, hot, dry conditions.