Master Gardener Plant Sale 2024

Saturday, April 27

9am to 2pm

Pontotoc Farmers Market

25 West Jefferson Street

Pontotoc MS

Master Gardener Annual Fundraiser

Plant List

Plants are still being added!

Annuals

ANNUALS

ALYSUUM

Common NamesSweet alyssum, alyssum, carpet flower
Botanical NameLobularia maritima
FamilyBrassicaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature Size3–10 in. tall, 2–4 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull or partial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to acidic
Bloom TimeSpring, fall
Flower ColorWhite, pink, purple
Hardiness Zones5–9 (USDA)
Native AreasEurope

AMARANTH, JOSEPH’S COAT

Common NamesAmaranth, amaranthus, love lies bleeding, tassel flower
Botanical NameAmaranthus spp.
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size2–4 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorRed
Hardiness Zones2-11 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, South America

ASPARAGUS FERN

Common NameAsparagus fern
Botanical NameAsparagus aethiopicus, A. densiflorus
FamilyAsparagaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature SizeUp to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial (outdoor); bright, indirect light (indoors)
Soil TypeWell-drained potting mix
Soil pHSlightly acidic (6.5-6.8)
Bloom TimeSpring to fall
Flower ColorWhite; flowers are insignificant
Hardiness Zones9-11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth Africa

ASTER, CALLISTEPHUS TALL PAEONY DUCHESS

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Common NamesAsters, New England asters, frost flowers
Botanical NameSymphyotrichum spp.
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant typeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size1–6 ft. tall, 1–4 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic
Bloom timeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPurple, pink, blue, white
Hardiness Zones3-8 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America

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BALSAM

Common NameGarden balsam, rose balsam, touch-me-not
Botanical NameImpatiens balsamina
FamilyBalsaminaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size6–30 in. tall, 6–12 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, moist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorPurple, pink, red, white, bicolors
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA); true annual

BLANKET FLOWER

GENUS NAMEGaillardia
COMMON NAMEBlanket Flower
PLANT TYPEPerennial
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT1 to 3 feet
WIDTH1 to 2 feet
FLOWER COLOROrange, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green, Gray/Silver
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESCut Flowers, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed, Stem Cuttings
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover

CARDINAL VINE

GENUS NAMEIpomoea sloteri
COMMON NAMECardinal Climber
PLANT TYPEAnnual, Vine
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT x WIDTH10 to 15 feet X 1 to 2 feet
  
FLOWER COLORRed
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
PROPAGATIONSeed

CHAMOMILE, GERMAN

GENUS NAMEMatricaria recutita
COMMON NAMEChamomile, Germain
PLANT TYPEAnnual, Herb, Perennial
LIGHTPart Sun, Sun
HEIGHT3 to 24 inches
WIDTH10 to 12 inches
FLOWER COLORWhite
SEASON FEATURESSpring Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

CLEOME, ROSE QUEEN (SPIDER FLOWERS, KITTY WHISKERS)

Common NameCleomes, spider flower, Rocky Mountain bee plant, stinking clover
Botanical NameCleome
FamilyCleomaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size1.5 to 5 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, part sun
Soil TypeAverage, well-drained 
Soil pHAcidic to neutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite, pink, lavender, rose
Hardiness Zones10, 11
Native AreaSouth America

COLEUS, RAINBOX MIX

Common NameColeus
Botanical NamePlectranthus scutellarioides
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Mature Size6-36 in. tall and wide
Sun ExposurePart shade to full shade
Soil TypeRich, moist, loose soil, well-drained
Soil pHSlightly acidic to neutral (6.0 to 7.0)
Bloom TimeSeasonal
Flower ColorBlue to white
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA); grown as an annual everywhere
Native AreaAsia
ToxicityToxic to animals

COLEUS

Common NameColeus
Botanical NamePlectranthus scutellarioides
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Mature Size6-36 in. tall and wide
Sun ExposurePart shade to full shade
Soil TypeRich, moist, loose soil, well-drained
Soil pHSlightly acidic to neutral (6.0 to 7.0)
Bloom TimeSeasonal
Flower ColorBlue to white
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA); grown as an annual everywhere
Native AreaAsia
ToxicityToxic to animals

COLEUS

Common NameColeus
Botanical NamePlectranthus scutellarioides
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Mature Size6-36 in. tall and wide
Sun ExposurePart shade to full shade
Soil TypeRich, moist, loose soil, well-drained
Soil pHSlightly acidic to neutral (6.0 to 7.0)
Bloom TimeSeasonal
Flower ColorBlue to white
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA); grown as an annual everywhere
Native AreaAsia
ToxicityToxic to animals

COSMOS, BRIGHT LIGHTS

Common NameCosmos, Mexican aster, cut-leaf cosmos
Botanical NameCosmos sulphureusCosmos bipinnatus 
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size1-6 ft. tall, 1-3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeWell-draining soil
Soil pH6.0–6.8 (Acidic)
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
Flower ColorGolden yellow, white, pink, magenta, orange, yellow, red, chocolate
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native Areanorthern South America, Central America, and southern North America

COSMOS, CANDY STRIPE

Common NameCosmos, Mexican aster, cut-leaf cosmos
Botanical NameCosmos sulphureusCosmos bipinnatus 
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size1-6 ft. tall, 1-3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeWell-draining soil
Soil pH6.0–6.8 (Acidic)
Bloom TimeSummer through fall
Flower ColorGolden yellow, white, pink, magenta, orange, yellow, red, chocolate
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native Areanorthern South America, Central America, and southern North America

CYPRESS VINE, MIXED COLORS

Common NameCypress vine, red cypress vine, Indian pink, star glory, hummingbird vine
Botanical NameIpomoea quamoclit
FamilyConvolvulaceae
Plant TypeAnnual vine
Mature Size6-15 ft. in length, spread of 3-6 ft.
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeFertile, well-drained, and kept evenly moist
Soil pHNeutral to slightly acidic or slightly alkaline
Bloom TimeJune to October
Flower ColorRed; less commonly, pink or white
Hardiness Zones11-12 (USDA)
Native AreaTropical America
ToxicityToxic to people and pets1

DUSTY MILLER

Common NameDusty miller, silver dust, silver ragwort
Botanical NameJacobaea maritima
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypePerennial, annual
Mature Size1-2 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorYellow
Hardiness Zones8–11 (USDA)
Native AreaMediterranean

LOBELIA

Common NameLobelia, annual lobelia, edging lobelia, laguna flower
Botanical NameLobelia erinus
FamilyCampanulaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size6-9 in. tall, 9-10 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorBlue, pink, purple, white, red
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA)
Native AreaAfrica

MARIGOLD, JOLLY JESTER

Jolly Jester French Marigold

Tagetes patula

Asteraceae

Annual

36”

Full sun

Iight sandy or medium loamy, well-drained

Neutral or alkaline

Early to mid-summer until first frost of fall

White & hot pink

2-11

Mexico & SW US

MOONFLOWER (MORNING GLORY VARIETY)

GENUS NAMEIpomoea alba
COMMON NAMEMoonflower Vine
PLANT TYPEAnnual, Perennial, Vine
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT8 to 20 feet
WIDTH3 to 6 feet
FLOWER COLORWhite
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESFragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES10, 11, 9
PROPAGATIONSeed, Stem Cuttings
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant

MORNING GLORY, BLUE PICOTEE

Common NameMorning glory, common morning glory
Botanical NameIpomoea purpurea
FamilyConvolvulaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size6–10 ft. tall, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPurple, pink, blue, white
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America
ToxicityToxic to people1, toxic to pets2

MORNING GLORY, MOUNT FUJI BLEND

A vibrant and eye-popping Japanese type morning glory that is considered a rare find in the U.S. Large blooms range from 3-5 inches wide in violet, lavender, rose, and magenta hues. These frilly-edged flowers have snow white margins, making for an illuminating effect. This climbing vine averages 6-8 feet in length and covers a trellis or fence beautifully. 

    • 6-12 hours of Sun
    • Sprouts in 5-21 Days
    • Ideal Temperature: 70-75 Degrees F
    • Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2″
    • Plant Spacing: 8-10″
    • Frost Hardy: No
    • Ipomoea nil

RUDBECKIA MAXIMA

Though closely resembling black-eyed Susans, right down to the dark flower centers, Rudbeckia maxima is a different species altogether. Known more properly as giant coneflower, it fills aniche where tall flowers are concerned—this native wildflower can attain heights of 7 feet in the garden. The foliage looks great, too, with prominent bluish-green leaves that give this plant the alternate nickname of “cabbage flower.” A must in any cottage garden, giant coneflower tolerates a wide range of growing conditions. But it needs plenty of water and doesn’t have great drought tolerance. 

  • Native Area: North America
  • USDA Growing Zones: 4–9
  • Height: 5–7 feet
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun

SWEET PEA

Common NameSweet pea, perennial pea, everlasting pea
Botanical NameLathyrus odoratus
FamilyFabaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, vine
Mature Size6-8 ft. tall
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAlkaline
Bloom TimeSummer, Fall
Flower ColorRed, pink, blue, white, lavender
Hardiness Zones3-8 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Mediterranean

ZINNIA, MINI

Common NameZinnia 
Botanical NameZinnia elegans
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size 1-2 ft. tall, 6-18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeWell-draining
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorPink, purple, yellow, orange, white, red
Hardiness Zones3-10 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America, North America

ZINNIA, ENVY

Common NameZinnia 
Botanical NameZinna elegans
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size 2-4 ft. tall, 6-18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeWell-draining
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorGreen
Hardiness Zones3-10 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America, North America

BIENNIALS

CANTERBURY BELLS

Common NameCanterbury bells, cups and saucers
Botanical NameCampanula medium
FamilyCampanulaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, biennial
Mature Size20-26 in. tall, 12-18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained, loamy, sandy
Soil pHNeutral, acidic, alkaline
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorPink, white, purple, blue
Hardiness Zones5-8 (USDA)
Native Area

Europe

ROSE CAMPION, CROWN PINK

Common NameRose Campion, Rabbit’s Ears, Crown Pink
Botanical NameLychnis coronaria
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Plant TypeBiennial, short-lived perennial
Mature Size12-18 in. high
Sun ExposurePartial to full sun
Soil TypeWell-drained, tolerant of most soils
Soil pHNeutral to partly acidic
Bloom TimeEarly to mid summer 
Flower ColorMagenta, pink, white
Hardiness Zones5-8 (USDA)
Native AreasEurope

PERENNIALS

BEE BALM, MONARDA

Common NameBee balm, horsemint, monarda, bergamot, wild bergamot
Botanical NameMonarda spp.
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size10–48 in. tall, 10–36 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeRich, moist
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorRed, purple, pink, white, lavender
Hardiness Zones3–9 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America

BLACK EYED SUSAN VINE

Common NamesBlack-eyed Susan vine, clockvine
Botanical NameThunbergia alata
FamilyAcanthaceae
Plant TypePerennial, annual, vine
Mature Size3–8 ft. tall, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun Exposure Full, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, rich, well-draining
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorRed, rose, orange, yellow, white
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA)
Native AreaAfrica

BUTTERFLY WEED

Common NameButterfly weed, butterfly milkweed, pleurisy root, orange milkweed
Botanical NameAsclepias tuberosa
FamilyAsclepiadaceae
Plant typeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature size1–2 ft. tall, 12-18 in. wide
Sun exposureFull
Soil typeDry, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom timeSummer
Flower color Orange, yellow
Hardiness zones3–9 (USDA)
Native areaNorth America

COLUMBINE

Common NameColumbine
Botanical NameAquilegia spp.
FamilyRanunculaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature Size1-3 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull or partial
Soil TypeSandy, loamy, moist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to slightly acidic
Bloom TimeSpring to summer
Flower ColorRed, orange, yellow, blue, purple, violet, pink, white
Hardiness ZonesZones 3 to 8
Native AreaNorth America, Europe, Asia

COREOPSIS

GENUS NAMECoreopsis
COMMON NAMECoreopsis
PLANT TYPEAnnual, Perennial
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT1 to 4 feet
WIDTH1 to 3 feet
FLOWER COLOROrange, Pink, Red, Yellow
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green, Chartreuse/Gold
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed, Stem Cuttings
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

CHAMOMILE, ROMAN

GENUS NAMEChamaemelum obile
COMMON NAMEChamomile, Roman
PLANT TYPEHerb, Perennial
LIGHTPart Sun, Sun
HEIGHT3 to 12 inches
WIDTH10 to 12 inches
FLOWER COLORWhite
SEASON FEATURESSpring Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

CONEFLOWER, GIANT

Botanical NameRedbuckia, Maxima
Common NameGiant coneflower
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature Size5′ – 7′ tall
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHNeutral to acidic 
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorYellow
Hardiness Zones3-8 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America
 

CREEPING JENNY

 Botanical NameLysimachia nummularia
 Common NameCreeping Jenny, moneywort, herb twopence, twopenny grass
 Plant TypeEvergreen ground cover
 Mature Size2-4 in. tall, 12-18 in. wide
 Sun ExposureFull sun
 Soil TypeWell-draining sandy, loamy, or clay
 Soil pHAcid, alkaline, neutral
 Bloom TimeSummer
 Flower ColorYellow
 Hardiness Zones4-9 (USDA)
 Native AreaWestern Asia, and Europe

DAISY, SHASTA

Common NameShasta daisy
Botanical NameLeucanthemum × superbum
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size9 in.-3 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, moist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones5-9, USA
Native AreaNorth America

FERN, JAPANESE PAINTED

Common NameJapanese painted fern
Botanical NameAthyrium niponicum
FamilyAthyrium
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeAbout 18 in. tall and wide
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic, alkaline
Hardiness Zones3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Native AreaAsia

FOUR O’CLOCKS

Common NameFour o’clock plant, marvel of Peru, garden jalap
Botanical NameMirabilis jalapa (synonym: Mirabilis lindheimeri)
FamilyNyctaginaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size2–3 ft. tall and wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPink, red, yellow, white
Hardiness Zones9–11, USA
Native AreaSouth America

HOSTAS

Common NameHosta, plantain lily
Botanical NameHosta spp.
FamilyAsparagaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size6–48 in. tall, 10–60 in. wide
Sun ExposureShade, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite, purple, pink
Hardiness Zones3–9 (USDA)

HOSTAS

Common NameHosta, plantain lily
Botanical NameHosta spp.
FamilyAsparagaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size6–48 in. tall, 10–60 in. wide
Sun ExposureShade, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite, purple, pink
Hardiness Zones3–9 (USDA)

IRIS, BEARDED

Common NameBearded iris
Botanical NameIris germanica
FamilyIridaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size12–40 in. tall, 1 –2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeAverage, well-draining
Bloom TimeSpring
Flower ColorRed, orange, yellow, blue, purple, brown, white, pink, many bicolors
Hardiness Zones3–9 (USDA)
Native AreaSouthern Europe and the Mediterranean

JEWELWEED

Common NameJewelweed, orange jewelweed, spotted jewelweed, spotted touch-me-not
Botanical NameImpatiens capensis
FamilyBalsaminaceae
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size2–5 ft. tall, 1.5–2.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeMoist
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorOrange, yellow
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America

JOSEPH’S COAT, JOYWEED

Common NameJoyweed, Joseph’s coat
Botanical NameAlternanthera ficoidea
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size6-12 in. tall, 1-1.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeMoist, well-draining
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeFall
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones10-11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America, Central America

LENTEN ROSE

Common NameLenten rose
Botanical NameHelleborus x hybridus
FamilyRanunculaceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size1-2 ft. tall, 1-2.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHAlkaline, neutral
Bloom TimeSpring, winter
Flower ColorPink, purple, red, white, green, yellow
Hardiness Zones4–9 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Asia

MALTESE CROSS, JERUSALEM CROSS

Maltese Cross, Scarlet Lychnis, Jerusalem Cross

Lychnis chalcedonica

Caryophyllaceae

Perennial

24-36”

Full sun

Loamy and sandy

Mildly acidic, alkaline or neutral

Late May-August

Red

3-9

Eastern Europe & Western Asia

 

MARIGOLD, DESERT

Desert Marigold

Baileya multiradiata

Asteraceae

Perennial

1’-2’

Full sun

Clay, loam or sand

Acid, alkaline or neutral

Yellow

7-10

  1. Mexico & SW US

MEXICAN HAT (PRAIRIE CONEFLOWER)

Common NameMexican hat flower, prairie coneflower, thimble flower
Botanical NameRatibida columnifera
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeUp to 3 ft. tall, 18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeLoamy, sandy, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, alkaline
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorOrange, yellow, brown
Hardiness Zones4-9 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America (Mexico)

MEXICAN PETUNIA

Common NameMexican petunia, Mexican bluebell, Britton’s petunia 
Botanical NameRuellia brittoniana  or Ruellia simplex
FamilyAcanthaceae
Plant TypePerennial, rhizome
Mature Size 1-4 ft. tall, 1-3 ft. long, 1-3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, sandy, moist but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPurple
Hardiness Zones8-11, USDA
Native AreaNorth America, South America, Caribbean

PASSION FLOWER

Common NamesPassionflower, passion flower vine, maypop, granadilla
Botanical NamePassiflora spp.
Family Passifloraceae
Plant TypePerennial, vine
Mature Size10–30 ft. tall, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorPurple, blue, pink, red, white
Hardiness Zones7–10 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, South America
ToxicityVaries by type1

PERIWINKLE VINE, VINCA

Common NameBigleaf periwinkle, greater periwinkle, blue periwinkle
Botanical NameVinca major
FamilyApocynaceae/dogbane
Plant Type Evergreen perennial 
Mature Size 6-8 in. tall 
Sun Exposure Full, partial 
Soil Type Well-drained, clay, loam
Soil pH Slightly acidic 
Bloom Time Mid to late spring 
Flower Color Purple, blue 
Hardiness Zones 4-9 (USDA) 
Native Areas Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Asia 
ToxicityMildly toxic to humans and animals

PHLOX

Botanical NamePhlox paniculata 
Common NamesGarden phlox, tall phlox
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature Size2 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide (but varies by cultivar)
Sun ExposureFull sun to partial sun
Soil Type Moist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorLavender, lilac, pink, purple, salmon, white
Hardiness Zones4 to 8, USA (but varies by cultivar)
Native AreaEastern United States

RICE PAPER PLANT

Rice paper plant (Tetrapanax papyrifer) is a shrubby, fast-growing perennial with gigantic, tropical-looking, palmate leaves and clusters of showy white flowers that bloom in summer and fall. This is a super-huge plant that reaches widths of 5 to 8 feet (1.5-2 m.) and heights of up to 12 feet (4 m.). Growing rice paper plants is a piece of cake if you live in a climate with relatively mild winters free of long, hard freezes.

How to Grow a Rice Paper Plant

You can grow rice paper plants year-round with no worries if you live in the warm climates of USDA plant hardiness zone 9 and above. Rice paper plants grow in zone 7 and 8 (and maybe even zone 6) with plenty of mulch to protect the roots during the winter. The top of the plant will freeze, but new shoots will grow back from the rhizomes in spring. Otherwise, rice paper plants grow in full sunlight or light shade. Nearly any type of soil is fine.

Rice Paper Plant Care

SALVIA, BLUE BEDDER

GENUS NAMESalvia, Blue Bedder
COMMON NAMEPerennial Salvia
PLANT TYPEPerennial
LIGHTPart Sun, Sun
HEIGHT1 to 3 feet
WIDTH1 to 3 feet
FLOWER COLORBlue
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed, Stem Cuttings
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

SHAMROCKS, PINKS

 Common NameOxalis, Shamrock, Lucky Clover, Wood Sorrel
 Botanical NameOxalis
 FamilyOxalidaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, perennial, corm, or creeping rhizome
 Mature Size2 to 18 inches, species dependent
 Sun ExposureFull sun to part shade
 Soil TypeWell drained loam
Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
 Bloom TimeSummer
 Flower ColorWhite, yellow, purple, pink, red, rose
 Hardiness Zones5 to 10 USDA, species dependent
 Native AreaWorldwide except Antarctica

SNAP DRAGON

Common NameSnapdragon, dog’s mouth, lion’s mouth, toad’s mouth
Botanical NameAntirrhinum majus
FamilyPlantaginaceae
Plant TypePerennial, annual
Mature Size6–48 in. tall, 6–12 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist, well-draining
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorWhite, yellow, pink, red, orange, purple
Hardiness Zones7–11 (USDA)
Native AreaMediterranean, Europe, Asia

SPIDERWORT

Common name Spiderwort, inchplant, dayflower, purple heart
Botanical nameTradescantia spp.
FamilyCommelinaceae
Plant type  Herbaceous, perennial
Mature size 1 ft.–3 ft. tall, 1–1.5 ft. wide
Sun exposure Full, partial, shade
Soil type Moist but well-drained
Soil pH Acidic
Bloom time Spring, summer
Flower color Blue, purple, pink
Hardiness zones 4b-12a (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, South America. Central America

VERBENA, PURPLE

Common NameVerbena, annual verbena
Botanical NameVerbena x hybrida
FamilyVerbenaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, perennial
Mature Size9–12 in. tall, 12–18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorWhite, red, purple, pink, lavender, bi-colored
Hardiness Zones8–11 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope

YARROW, VARIOUS COLORS

GENUS NAMEAchillea
COMMON NAMEYarrow
PLANT TYPEHerb, Perennial
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT6 to 24 inches
WIDTH2 to 3 feet
FLOWER COLOROrange, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green, Gray/Silver
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom, Spring Bloom, Summer Bloom, Winter Interest
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES10, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Groundcover, Slope/Erosion Control

HERBS & VEGETABLES

BASIL, GENOVESE

Common NameSweet basil
Botanical NameOcimum basilicum
FamilyMint
Plant Type Perennial or annual herb
Size 18–24 in. tall and wide
Sun ExposureFull sun (likes some shade in very hot climates)
Soil TypeSomewhat rich soil
Soil pH5.1–8.5 (acidic to alkaline)
Bloom TimeJune to frost
Hardiness Zones10–11 (grown as an annual elsewhere)

BASIL, THAI

Common Name: Thai basil, horapha (Thailand), hun que (Vietnam)
 Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora
 Family: Lamiaceae
 Plant Type:  Herbaceous, Perennial, Annual
 Size: 12-18 in. tall, 12 in. wide
 Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
 Soil Type: Moist, Well-drained
 Soil pH: 6.5 to 7.5
 Bloom Time:  Summer
 Hardiness Zones: 10-11 (USDA)

CALENDULA, POOR MAN’S SAFFRON

Common NameCalendula, pot marigold, common marigold
Botanical NameCalendula officinalis
FamilyAsteraceae
Plant TypePerennial, annual
Mature Size1-2 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Flower ColorYellow, orange, red, white, pink
Hardiness Zones2a-11b (USDA)
Native AreaMediterranean

CATNIP

Common NameCatnip, catmint
Botanical NameNepeta cataria
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypePerennial, herb
Size2–3 ft. tall, 2–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeLoamy, sandy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Hardiness Zones3–7 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Asia
ToxicityToxic to cats

CILANTRO, SLOW BOLT

Common NameCilantro, coriander, Chinese parsley
Botanical NameCoriandrum sativum
FamilyApiaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, herb
Size1–2 ft. tall, 1–1.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial sun
Soil TypeLoamy, moist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic (6.2 to 6.8)
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall
Hardiness ZonesAnnual, thrives in 2–11 (USDA)
Native AreaAsia, Europe, Africa

DILL, MAMMOTH

Botanical NameAnethum graveolens
Common NameDill
Plant TypeAnnual
Mature Size3 to 5 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6.5 (slightly acidic)
Bloom TimeLate summer, early fall
Flower ColorYellow
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Asia

EGGPLANT

Common NameEggplant
Botanical NameSolanum melongena
FamilySolanaceae
Plant TypePerennial, vegetable
Size2–4 ft. tall, 1–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral, alkaline (5.5 to 7.5)
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zones9b–12a (USDA)
Native AreaAsia

GARLIC CHIVES

DESCRIPTIONBoasting culinary value in the kitchen and good looks in the landscape, garlic chives make a great garden perennial. Exceptionally hardy, garlic chives thrive in Zones 3 through 9. These plants form slow-expanding clumps of gray-green foliage that stand 1 to 2 feet tall. The leaves feature a mild garlic flavor that is perfect for dishes that need a flavor kick without the boldness of garlic. Harvest leaves anytime they are green. Garlic chives can also be grown inside during winter for culinary use in cold weather months.
GENUS NAMEAllium tuberosum
COMMON NAMEGarlic Chives
PLANT TYPEHerb, Perennial
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT6 to 6 inches
WIDTHnull to 2 feet
FLOWER COLORWhite
SEASON FEATURESFall Bloom
SPECIAL FEATURESAttracts Birds, Cut Flowers, Fragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed
PROBLEM SOLVERSDeer Resistant, Drought Tolerant

LEMON BALM

Botanical nameMelissa officinalis
Common nameLemon balm
Plant type Herbaceous perennial
Mature size1.5–2 ft. tall, 1.5–3 ft. wide
Sun exposure Full sun, partial shade
Soil type Well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to acidic
Bloom timeSummer
Flower colorWhite, pale yellow
Hardiness zones 3–7 (USDA)
Native area Europe

LEMON GRASS

GENUS NAMECymbopogon spp.
COMMON NAMELemongrass
PLANT TYPEHerb, Perennial
LIGHTSun
HEIGHT2 to 4 feet
WIDTH2 to 3 feet
FOLIAGE COLORBlue/Green
SPECIAL FEATURESFragrance, Good for Containers, Low Maintenance
ZONES10, 11, 9
PROPAGATIONDivision, Seed, Stem Cuttings

OREGANO

Common NameOregano
Botanical NameOriganum spp.
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypePerennial, herb
Size1–2 ft. tall, 1.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zones4–10 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Asia, Mediterranean

PEPPER, BANANA

  • Name: Banana pepper (Capiscum annuum)
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
  • Light: Full sun
  • Soil Needs: Rich, loamy, well-drained soil
  • Days to Maturity: 60-80 from transplant
  • Scoville Heat Units: 0-500

PEPPER, CALIFORNIA WONDER BELL

 Common Name Bell Pepper, Sweet Pepper
 Botanical NameCapsicum annuum
 FamilySolanaceae
 Plant TypeFruit, annual
 Size18 in. to 3 feet tall
 Sun ExposureFull sun
 Soil TypeFertile loam
 Soil pHNeutral 6.5-7
 Bloom TimeSummer
 Hardiness Zones9-11 (USDA)
 Native AreaMexico, Central and South America

PEPPER, JALAPENO

Common NameJalapeño
Botanical NameCapiscum annuum ‘Jalapeño’
FamilySolanaceae
Plant TypePerennial (commonly grown as annual), vegetable
Size1–3.5 ft. tall, 0.5–1 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeLoamy, moist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic to neutral (5.8 to 6.8)
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zones11 (USDA)
Native AreaCentral America, South America

SPEARMINT

Common NameMint
Botanical NameMentha spp.
FamilyLamiaceae
Plant TypePerennial, Herb
Size12–18 in. tall, 18–24 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, Partial sun
Soil TypeLoamy, Moist, Well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, Neutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zones3–11 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, Africa, Australia

SQUASH, YELLOW

TOMATOES, BEEFSTEAK

Botanical NameSolanum lycopersicum
Common NameBeefsteak Tomatoes 
Plant TypeAnnual, vegetable 
Mature Size 6 feet tall or more
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Fertile, well-drained
Soil pH Slightly acidic
Bloom Time Summer
Bloom Color Yellow
Hardiness Zones2-11, USDA
Native Area Central and South America

TOMATOES, BETTER BOY

Botanical NameSolanum lycopersicum ‘Better Boy’
Common NameBetter Boy tomato
Plant TypeAnnual vegetable
Mature Size5-8 ft. tall, 2-3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull; 6 to 8 or more hours per day
Soil TypeLoamy, moist but well-drained
Soil pH6.5 to 6.8, slightly acidic
Bloom TimeSummer, Fall
Flower ColorYellow
Hardiness Zones3-11, USA
Native AreaNorth America

TOMATOES, BODACIOUS

Large, round, vibrant, disease-resistant tomatoes, deliver the sweetness of life straight from garden to table.

‘Bodacious’ is our new superstar—gorgeous, juicy and prolific. Lovingly bred by Burpee, these large, round, vibrant, pure-red 10–12 oz. fruits entice with heirloom aromatics and tangy tomato sweetness. Add scrumptious pizzazz to sandwiches, burgers and salads. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle freshly cut basil over arrayed mozzarella and ‘Bodacious’ slices. Toward the end of July, the bonanza begins: compact 5–6 vines yield 8–10 spectacular fruits a week and a bold, audacious 40–50 per season, per plant. ‘Bodacious’ tomatoes grow in large clusters—easy to pick and no cracking. Excellent “laugh-off-blight” resistance.
Days to Maturity 80 – 85
Indeterminate
Fruit Weight 10 – 12 OZ
Mature Spread 4 FT
Mature Height 5 – 6 FT

TOMATOES, CHEROKEE PURPLE

Cherokee Purple Tomato
Common NameCherokee purple tomato
Botanical NameSolanum lycopersicum ‘Cherokee purple’
FamilySolanaceae
Plant TypeVine fruit, annual
Mature SizeVines to 9 ft. long, 2-3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeWell draining loam
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeMid-summer
Flower ColorYellow
Hardiness ZonesGrown as an annual across zones
Native AreaAndes Mountains, South America

TOMATOES, CHERRY BABY 

Common NameCherry tomato
Botanical NameSolanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme
FamilySolanaceae
Plant TypeAnnual, fruit
Size4–8 ft. tall, 1–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic (6.0 to 6.8)
Bloom TimeSummer
Hardiness Zones2–11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America

TOMATOES, REISE (TRAVELING TOMATO)

Growing Height4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
Plant Spacing24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
HardinessN/A
Sun ExposureFull Sun
DangerParts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Growth HabitIndeterminate
Soil pH Requirements6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral), 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
Days to Harvest70-80
Propagation MethodsFrom herbaceous stem cuttings, From seed; direct sow after last frost, From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel, From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed CollectingAllow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds, Ferment seeds before storing
Open Pollinated (OP)Yes
UsageFresh, salad
Fruit ColorRed
Fruit SizeSmall (grape/cherry varieties), Medium (under one pound)

TOMATOES, ROMA

Common Name:Roma tomato, paste tomato
Botanical Name:Solanum lycopersicum
Family:Solanaceae
Plant Type:Annual, vegetable 
Size:3-5 ft. tall, 2-4 ft. spread
Sun Exposure:Full
Soil Type:Loamy, well-drained
Soil pH:Acidic
Hardiness Zones:3-11 (USDA)
Native Area:South America
Toxicity:Toxic to humans1, toxic to pets2 (non-fruit parts)

TOMATOES, SUPER JUICE

The worlds largest sauce tomato.
 
SuperSauce The new tomato superhero.  A whole lot bigger, a whole lot better, a Roma with aroma. Weighing in at 2 lb., a whopping 5.5″ tall x 5″ wide, SuperSauce produces gallons of luscious sauce from a single plant harvest – one tomato fills an entire sauce jar. Very few people in the gardening world consider a paste tomato for anything other than making paste or sauce. SuperSauce also makes a superlative salad tomato; its perfect for a meaty and tasty hamburger slice too. Indeterminate, disease-free plants yield a summer-long supply of the exquisitely flavored marinara, tomato gravy or meat sauce plus plenty for salads and slicing. 

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ZUCCHINI

BULBS

DAFFODIL BULBS

Common NameDaffodil, narcissus
Botanical Name Narcissus spp.
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Plant Type Bulb, perennial
Mature Size 6–30 in. tall, 6–12 in. wide 
Sun Exposure Full, partial
Soil Type Rich, moist but well-drained
Soil pH Neutral, acidic
Bloom Time Late Winter, Spring
Flower ColorYellow, white, orange, pink
Hardiness Zones4–8 (USDA) 
Native AreaEurope, North Africa

DAYLILIES

Common NameOrange daylily, common daylily, tawny daylily
Botanical NameHemerocallis fulva
FamilyAsphodelaceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size2–2.5 ft. tall, 2–2.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorOrange
Hardiness Zones3–9 (USDA)
Native AreaAsia

SPIDER LILIES 

Common NameSpider lily, hurricane lily, cluster amaryllis, naked lily, surprise lily
Botanical NameLycoris spp.
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Plant Type Perennial, bulb
Mature Size 1–2 ft. tall, 1–1.5 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial 
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom TimeSummer, fall 
Flower ColorRed, orange, pink, white, yellow
Hardiness Zones6–10 (USDA) 
Native AreaAsia

SUCCULENTS & TROPICALS & HOUSEPLANTS

AIRPLANE PLANT/SPIDER PLANT

Common NamesSpider plant, spider ivy, ribbon plant
Botanical NameChlorophytum comosum 
FamilyAsparagaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size1–2 ft. tall and wide
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeLoamy, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeFlowers regularly
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones9–11 (USDA)
Native AreaCentral and Southern Africa

ALOE

Common NameAloe vera
Botanical NameAloe barbadensis miller
FamilyAsphodelaceae
Plant TypeSucculent, herb, perennial
Mature Size12-36 in. tall, 6-12 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeSandy
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorYellow, red, orange
Hardiness Zones10-12 (USDA)
Native AreaAfrica

BEGONIA, ANGEL WING

Botanical NameBegonia x corallina
Common NameAngel wing begonia
Plant TypePerennial shrub
Mature Size12-30 in. tall, 12-24 in. wide
Sun ExposurePartial shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to acidic
Bloom TimeSummer, early fall
Flower Color Pink, red, white, orange
Hardiness Zone10-11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America
ToxicityToxic to dogs and cats

BURRO TAIL, DONKEY TAIL SEDUM

Common NameDonkey’s tail, donkey tail, burro’s tail, lamb’s tail
Botanical NameSedum morganianum
FamilyCrassulaceae
Plant TypePerennial, succulent
Mature Size1–4 ft. long, 1–2 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeLoamy, sandy
Soil pHNeutral, alkaline 3
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorRed, white, yellow
Hardiness Zones10–11 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, Central America

CHINESE EVERGREEN, ALGLAONEMA

Common NameChinese evergreen, Philippine evergreen, Poison Dart Plant
Botanical NameAglaonema commutatum
FamilyAraceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size1–3 ft. tall, 1–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial, full
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSpring, summer
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones10–12 (USDA)
Native AreaAsia

CHINESE EVERGREEN, ALGLAONEMA

Common NameChinese evergreen, Philippine evergreen, Poison Dart Plant
Botanical NameAglaonema commutatum
FamilyAraceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size1–3 ft. tall, 1–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial, full
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSpring, summer
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones10–12 (USDA)
Native AreaAsia

FLAMINGO FLOWER

Common NamesAnthurium, tailflower, flamingo flower, laceleaf 
Botanical NameAnthurium spp.
FamilyAraceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size12-18 in. tall, 9- to 12-inch wide
Sun ExposurePartial
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSpring, summer, fall, winter
Flower ColorRed, pink, white
Hardiness Zones11-12 (USDA)
Native AreaCentral America, South America, Caribbean

MORNING GLORY, MOUNT FUJI BLEND

Common NameHens and chicks, hen and chicks, house leek
Botanical NameSempervivum tectorum
FamilyCrassulaceae
Plant TypeSucculent, evergreen perennial
Mature Size6–12 in. tall, 6–18 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeSandy, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorLight pink, reddish-purple
Hardiness Zones3–11 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Africa

IVY, ALGERIAN

Best grown in pots or controlled settings.  Can climb up to 80 feet.

Common NameAlgerian Ivy, Canary Island ivy, Canary ivy, or Madeira ivy
Botanical NameHedera algeriensis or Hedera canariensis
FamilyAraliaceae
Plant TypePerennial, evergreen climbing vine
Mature SizeN/A; climbs and spreads as much as possible
Sun ExposurePart shade to full shade
Soil TypeFertile and moist
Soil pHNeutral to slightly alkaline
Bloom TimeFall
Flower ColorGreenish-white, greenish-yellow
Hardiness Zones4-13 (USDA)
Native AreaEurope, Scandinavia, Russia
ToxicityToxic to people and pets

IVY, INGRID LIZ

Scientific NameHedera helix
Common NameIngrid Liz Ivy
Plant TypeEvergreen vine
FamilyAraliaceae
Native RangeEurope, western Asia, and northern Africa
HeightCan grow up to 10 feet long
FoliageDeep green leaves with splashes of white or yellow
FloweringSmall, greenish-yellow blooms

JADE PLANT

Common NameJade plant
Botanical NameCrassula ovata
FamilyCrassulaceae
Plant TypeSucculent, perennial
Mature Size3–6 ft. tall, 2–3 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pHNeutral, acidic
Bloom TimeSpring
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones11–12 (USDA)
Native AreaAfrica

NERVE PLANT

Common NamesNerve plant, mosaic plant, fittonia, painted net leaf
Botanical NameFittonia albivenis
FamilyAcanthaceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size3–6 in. tall, 12-18 in. spread
Sun ExposurePartial
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite, red
Hardiness Zones11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America

PHILODENDRUM, HEARTLEAF

Common NamePothos, Golden Pothos, Devil’s Vine, Devil’s Ivy
Botanical NameEpipremnum aureum
FamilyAraceae
Plant TypeVine
Mature Size20–40 ft. long, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to slightly acidic
Bloom TimeRarely flowers
Flower ColorGold/Yellow, Purple/Lavender
Hardiness Zones10–12 (USDA)
Native AreasAsia

PILEA, DARK MYSTERY

Common NamePilea, Dark Mystery
Botanical Name Pilea …
Family Urticaceae
 Plant Type Perennial
 Mature Size 6-12 in. tall, 6-12 in. wide
 Sun Exposure Partial
 Soil Type Loamy, Moist but Well-drained
 Soil pH Acidic, Neutral
 Bloom Time Spring
 Flower Color 
 Hardiness Zones 11-12, USA
 Native Area South America, Central America

POLKA DOT PLANT

Common NamesPolka dot plant, flamingo plant, freckle face, measles plant, pink dot
Botanical NameHypoestes phyllostachya
FamilyAcanthaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial in its hardiness zone; annual or houseplant elsewhere
Mature Size1-2 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. wide
Sun ExposurePartial
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHNeutral
Bloom TimeSummer or early fall
Flower ColorLilac or pink
Hardiness Zones10 to 11, USDA
Native AreaMadagascar

POTHOS, GOLDEN

Common NamePothos, Golden Pothos, Devil’s Vine, Devil’s Ivy
Botanical NameEpipremnum aureum
FamilyAraceae
Plant TypeVine
Mature Size20–40 ft. long, 3–6 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to slightly acidic
Bloom TimeRarely flowers
Flower ColorGold/Yellow, Purple/Lavender
Hardiness Zones10–12 (USDA)
Native AreasAsia

REX BEGONIA

Common NameRex begonia
Botanical NameBegonia rex-cultorum
FamilyBegoniaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size12-18 in. tall, similar spread
Sun ExposurePartial, shade
Soil TypeWell drained
Soil pHAcidic
Hardiness Zones10-12 (USDA)
Native AreaAsia

SEDUM, ADOLPHI

  • Botanical Name: Sedum adolphii
  • Common Name(s): Golden Sedum, Coppertone stonecrop
  • Synonyms: Sedum nussbaumerianum, Sedum adolphi
  • Pronunciation: SEE-dum ad-OL-fee-eye
  • Family & Origin: Crassulaceae family, native to Mexico and Honduras
  • Growability: Easy to grow and care for
  • Grow Zone: USDA zones 8-11
  • Size: Grows up to 10″-12″ inches tall and 2′ feet wide
  • Flowering: Produces star-shaped white and yellow flowers during late winter
  • Light: Full sun to partial shade
  • Humidity: Does well in 40-60% humidity levels
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 65° to 75° degrees Fahrenheit
  • Soil: Porous, well-draining, sandy mixture
  • Water: Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch, but avoid overwatering
  • Fertilizer: Fertilize once a month during the growing season with a diluted fertilizer at ¼ strength
  • Pests & Diseases: Can be susceptible to mealybugs but generally not prone to diseases
  • Propagation: Can be propagated through stem cuttings or leaf cuttings
  • Plant Uses: Makes a great addition to succulent gardens, rock gardens, or as a houseplant. Can also be used in hanging baskets or as ground cover.

SEDUM, AUTUMN JOY

Botanical NamesHylotelephium telephium ‘Herbstfreude’ (‘Autumn Joy’), formerly Sedum telephium ‘Autumn Joy’
Common NamesAutumn Joy, Autumn Joy stonecrop, stonecrop, sedum, rock moss, gold chain
FamilyCrassulaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous, perennial
Mature Size1.5–2 ft. tall and wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeSandy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPink, red
Hardiness Zones3-9 (USDA)
Native AreasEurope, Asia

 

SEDUM, GOLDEN CREEPING

Scientific Name:  Sedum adolphi R.-Hamet

Common Name(s):  Adolph’s Sedum, Golden Glow, Golden Glow Sedum, Golden Sedum

Scientific Classification  
Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sempervivoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Genus: Sedum

Origin:  Sedum adolphi is native to Mexico. It grows in rocky terrain and on cliff faces in Veracruz.

Description:  Sedum adolphi, also known as Sedum nussbaumerianum, is a lovely, much-branched succulent shrub with spreading, sprawling, or ascending stems and yellow-green leaves that take on the orange-red highlights in full sun. It grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. Leaves are broadly lanceolate to obovate and up to 1.2 inches (3 cm) long. As stems age, they produce new leaves, shedding the oldest.

SEDUM, VARIEGATED

Common NamesSedum, stonecrop, showy stonecrop, border stonecrop
Botanical NameSedum spp.
FamilyCrassulaceae
Plant TypePerennial
Mature Size6–24 in. tall, 12–24 in. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeSandy, loamy, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorWhite
Hardiness Zones3–10 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Mediterranean

WANDERING JEW, SPIDERWORT

Common NameSpiderwort, inch plant
Botanical NameTradescantia
FamilyCommelinaceae
Plant TypeHerbaceous perennial
Mature SizeN/A (vining species)
Sun ExposureFull sun, partial shade
Soil TypeMoist but well-drained
Soil pHNeutral to acidic
Bloom TimeYear-round
Flower ColorWhite, purple, pink
Hardiness Zones4b to 12a
Native AreaMexico, South America, Caribbean

SHRUBS & TREES

ALTHEA, ROSE OF SHARON

Common NameRose of Sharon, shrub althea, rose mallow, Syrian mallow, Syrian hibiscus
Botanical NameHibiscus syriacus
FamilyMalvaceae
Plant TypeShrub
Mature Size8–12 ft. tall, 6–10 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull, partial
Soil TypeMoist, well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral
Bloom TimeSummer, fall
Flower ColorPink, purple, lavender, red, blue, white; often with dark throats
Hardiness Zones5–8, USDA
Native AreaAsia

ANGEL TRUMPET, YELLOW

Common NameBrugmansia, trumpet of death, Angel’s trumpet, Moonflower
Botanical NameBrugmansia
FamilySolanaceae
Plant TypePerennial, shrub
Mature Size6–35 ft. tall, 3–10 ft. wide
Sun ExposureFull
Soil TypeMoist, but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic
Bloom TimeSummer
Flower ColorWhite, yellow, orange, pink
Hardiness Zones9–11 (USDA)
Native AreaSouth America
ToxicityToxic to people, toxic to pets

WAX MYRTLE

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is a small, broadleaf evergreen shrub that makes an excellent addition to almost any landscape. In the South they’re popular grown as hedges, but these attractive trees can also be used as specimens. Read here about growing tips for wax myrtle trees and shrubs.

  • Botanical name: Morella cerifera; formerly Myrica cerifera
  • Height: to 20 feet but often smaller
  • Spread: to 20 feet but often smaller
  • Sun exposure: partial shade to full sun
  • Soil requirements: good drainage and slightly acidic soils.
  • Hardiness zones: 7-10
  • When to plant: transplant in spring or fall

YAUPON HOLLY

Common NameYaupon holly, yaupon
Botanical Name Ilex vomitoria
FamilyAquifoliaceae
Plant TypeShrub, tree
Mature Size10-20 ft. tall, 8-12 ft. width
Sun ExposureFull, partial, shade
Soil TypeLoamy, sandy, clay, silt, moist but well-drained
Soil pHAcidic, neutral, alkaline
Bloom TimeSpring
Flower ColorGreen, white
Hardiness Zones 7-9 (USDA)
Native AreaNorth America

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