Plant List


Buddleia fallowiana 'Lochinch'

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Common Name: Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Lavender
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

RHS award of merit. Compact, nice grey-green foliage with silver reverse. Blooms summer to late fall.


Buddleia nanhoensis 'Nanho Purple'

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Common Name: Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Purple
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Silvery foliage on shorter plant. Nice and compact. Small silvery leaves.


Garden Notes: A little more refined looking than some of the other Butterfly bushes. It fits well at the front of a house.

Buddleia weyerana 'Golden Glow'

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Common Name: Golden Glow Butterfly Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Yellow flower clusters. Hybrid between B. davidii and B. globosa. Produces constant flowers through summer for nectar source for butterflies.


Caesalpinia gillesii 'Yellow Birds of Paradise'

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Common Name: Yellow Bird of Paradise
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 60"
Mature Width: 60"
Description:

Good shrub, small tree for hummingbirds. Reseeds readily. Nuisance in flower beds due to reseeding. It tends to come up in the middle of other plants and is difficult to remove due to its deep tap root. Okay surrounded by grass. Little water.


Calamagrostis brachytricha

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Common Name: Diamond Grass
Bloom Season: Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 42"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

Fine textured-rosy seed head in Sept. looks great in fall. Medium to wet soils in full sun. Clay ok. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Cool season grass. Looks good earlier in spring/ summer than some ornamental grasses. It will go dormant in summer heat- Therefore: water heavier late winter through spring. Can reduce watering in summer.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Avalanche'

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Common Name: Feather Reed Grass 'Avalanche'
Bloom Season: Summer to Winter
Bloom Color: Purplish-Green
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Basically a variegated form of Karl Foerster. Appreciates light afternoon shade. Form tan clumps in winter.


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

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Common Name: Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass
Bloom Season: Spring to Winter
Bloom Color: Pinkish-Purple
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 48"
Mature Width: 30"
Description:

3-4 'High 2-3'Wide Sterile grass- won't reseed, Does well in medium to wet soils. Clay is o.k. Do not allow to dry out.


Garden Notes: Cut clumps to ground in late winter, just before new growth. Divide every few years when center begins to die out. Cool season grass. Looks good earlier in spring/ summer than some ornamental grasses. It will go dormant in summer heat- Therefore: water heavier late winter through spring. Can reduce watering in summer.

Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Overdam'

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Common Name: Overdam Feather Reed Grass
Bloom Season: Summer to Winter
Bloom Color: Pinkish-Green
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 36"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Easy grass to grow. Blooms in spring, early summer for seed heads through the growing season- unlike many of the late summer bloomimg ornamental grasses.


Callirhoe involucrata

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Common Name: Wine Cups
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: Reddish Pink
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6"
Mature Width: 48"
Description:

Well drained soil is best, give plenty of room, will do well in a hot, exposed bed. Reseeds in flower beds. Nice magenta blooms. Plant Select® award winner.


Calylophus hartwegii fendleri

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Common Name: Fendler's Sundrops
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 24"
Description:

Native, Blooms heavily in spring, then occasionally through summer. Reseeds itself nicely for new plants. Durable and reliable.


Calylophus lavandulifolius

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Common Name: Sundrops
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Long blooming, Dense, grey-green plant. Reseeds itself nicely for new plants. Durable and reliable.


Calylophus serrulatus

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Common Name: Toothed Sundrops
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Sub-shrub,Blooms heavily in spring then lightly throughout summer. Smaller, mounded plant with narrow leaves.


Garden Notes: This variety makes more of a ball-shaped plant. Reseeds nicely for some new plants here and there.

Campanula glomerata 'Superba'

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Common Name: Superba
Bloom Season: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: Violet/Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 18"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Upright with erect branches, Flowers are narrow, 1" bells. TRIAL FOR 2016.


Campanula persicifolia 'White Bell'

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Common Name: White Bell Peach-leaved Bluebells
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 18"
Description:

Upright with erect branches, Flowers are narrow, 1" bells. TRIAL FOR 2016


Campanula rotundifolia 'Olympica'

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Common Name: Olympica Bluebells
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 12"
Description:

Long blooming, dainty flowers on wiry stems above foliage - rock gardens, borders.


Garden Notes: Somewhat variable from seed. Some plants will be a upright while others form a lower growing mat of evergreen. Very nice with deep blue blooms.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

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Common Name: Dark Knight Spirea
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Dark Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Has deeper blue flowers and more of an upright growth habit.Nice small shrub. Considerable drought tolerance, long bloom period. Cut back to 1/3 its height in spring to encourage heaviest bloom.


Garden Notes: Blue Mist Spirea is a great plant to bring pollinators into a vegetable garden. Good butterfly plant.

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'

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Common Name: Blue Mist Spirea 'Longwood Blue'
Bloom Season: Late Summer
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 30"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Choice, deepest violet-blue selection, plants with silvery foliage. Great late summer color.


Centranthus ruber 'Alba'

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Common Name: White Jupiter's Beard
Bloom Season: All Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Adaptable plant with showy white flowers. Nice deep green leaves.


Garden Notes: Adaptable plant with showy white flowers. Reseeds, but easy to remove when young. Long bloom season. Nice deep green leaves. It does very well in full sun to part shade. It seems to bloom best when grown on the dry side. Less water also means fewer volunteer seedlings.

Centranthus ruber 'Coccineus'

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Common Name: Red Jupiter's Beard
Bloom Season: All Summer
Bloom Color: Red
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Adaptable plant with showy red flowers. Nice deep green leaves.


Garden Notes: Adaptable plant with showy red flowers. Reseeds, but easy to remove when young. Long bloom season.Nice deep green leaves. It does very well in full sun to part shade. It seems to bloom best when grown on the dry side. Less water also means fewer volunteer seedlings. Great plant for the summer garden. It gets burned back by freezes in winter- so may not want it by your front door or mainn walkways in winter.

Cerastium tomentosum

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Common Name: Snow in Summer
Bloom Season: Spring
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Part-Shade

Mature Height: 8"
Mature Width: 36"
Description:

Groundcover, Can be difficult to establish. silver foliage, white flowers early spring. Attractive all year. May spread a foot per year, low front border.


Garden Notes: Makes a very good ground cover for a small area. Dense gray-white leaves keep weeds from growing through.

Ceratoides lanata

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Common Name: Winterfat
Bloom Season: Fall
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Almost No Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 24"
Mature Width: 26"
Description:

Shrub. Wooly-white seed heads in winter. Dried flower. Shrub. Wooly-white seedheads in winter. Dried flower. A nearly no care plant, great for the rock or prairie garden


Garden Notes: Listed as a forage plant for deer,rabbits etc in winter. Mine has never been nibbled on. Not particularly showy, but it is extremely tough. Good for a small addition to a native bed.

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

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Common Name: Blue Plumbago
Bloom Season: Summer to Fall
Bloom Color: Blue
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun Part-Shade

Mature Height: 10"
Mature Width: Groundcover
Description:

Good groundcover spreads by rhizomes. Long bloom season with dark blue flowers. Red foliage in fall.


Garden Notes: Keep a border (sidewalk) around this plant to keep in place. Slow to leaf out in spring, sometimes dies to ground by winters, but usually provides hint of red through winter.

Cercocarpus montanus 'Argentus'

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Common Name: Mountian Mahogany
Bloom Season: Spring to Early Summer
Bloom Color: White, Yellow
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 6-20 feet
Mature Width: 8 feet
Description:

Deciduous shrub. Slow growing, russet colored leaves in fall, plumed tails on seed, deer browse.


Garden Notes: My plants are making a nice, upright four foot shrub after five years. Extremely hardy, dependable.

Chamaebatiaria millefolium

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Common Name: Fern Bush
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: White
Water Needs: Little Water Moderate Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 40"
Mature Width: 40"
Description:

Needs good drainage. Fern-like, aromatic foliage. Plant Select® award winner.


Garden Notes: Its bark begins to shred as it gets older, revealing a red layer underneath. Showy white flowers with good winter interest. Attracts butterflies.

Chilopsis linearis

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Common Name: Desert Willow
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple, and White
Water Needs: Little Water

Ideal Sun Conditions: Full Sun

Mature Height: 20 feet
Mature Width: 12 feet
Description:

A great tree or shrub. Blooms off and on through summer. Colors range from purple, pink, or white.


Garden Notes: Easy to grow from any size pot. It should reach three ft tall this year. Treat like a perennial for a few years. Trim up to tree form or leave as multi-branched shrub.