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Photo unavailable MAMMILLARIA elongata
Ladyfingers Cactus

A very cool cactus native to Mexico. Small, ground cover cactus that bears about 16-24 steams per spread. Dense clusters with bright green erect stems with woolly, spiked areoles that are golden. Each stem grows up to 6" long. Bloom color: white, light yellow, or soft pink. Blooms in spiring. USDA: Z 9-11.

Photo unavailable MAMMILLARIA elongata
Ladyfingers Cactus

A very cool cactus native to Mexico. Small, ground cover cactus that bears about 16-24 steams per spread. Dense clusters with bright green erect stems with woolly, spiked areoles that are golden. Each stem grows up to 6" long. Bloom color: white, light yellow, or soft pink. Blooms in spiring. USDA: Z 9-11.

Photo unavailable MANDEVILLA x 'Sun Parasol Cream Pink' (syn. 'Sunparapibra')
Mandevilla

Perennial: Evergreen in frost-free areas. A vigorous tropical climber that produces abundant clusters of 2-3 inch creamy pink flowers. Dark glossy green leaves with excellent disease resistance. Great for containers, balconies, hanging baskets, beds and borders. Bloom time: late spring-fall. Compact, upright and branching growth habit. Height: 12-24 inches. Width: 24-36 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z10. (PP #19,649)

Photo unavailable MANDEVILLA x 'Sun Parasol Crimson' (syn. 'Sunmandecrim')
Mandevilla

Perennial: Evergreen in frost-free areas. A vigorous tropical climber that produces abundant clusters of 2-3 inch rich red flowers. Dark glossy green leaves with excellent disease resistance. Great for containers, balconies, hanging baskets, beds and borders. Bloom time: late spring-fall. Compact, upright and branching growth habit. Height: 12-24 inches. Width: 24-36 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z10. (PP #15,539)

Photo unavailable MANFREDA undulata 'Chocolate Chip' (syn. 'Chocolate Chips')
Mangave (Mad About Mangave Collection)

Perennial: Deciduous. Tolerates deer, rabbits, drought, heat & humidity. Mexico native. Unique succulent with a low spreading rosette with long green leaves with chocolate spots & a fine white edge on wavy leaves. Container & rock garden plant-large root system, use a pot at least 12 inches deep. Blooms: late spring-summer. Color: burgundy brown. Ht: 6-8 inches. Width: 30-32 inches. Flower spike: 4-8 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Bloodspot'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Drought tolerant. A gorgeous hybrid of Japanese origin. Forms an upright, compact rosette. Grey-green leaves are dashed w/spots of cranberry & edged w/maroon. Lime green tubular flowers are displayed atop tall spikes. Perfect for smaller gardens, this slow grower rarely produces offsets. Attractive in rock gardens or combined w/other succulents. Elegant choice for containers. Ht.: 12" (6' w/flower) Width: 15". Exp.: full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Macho Mocha'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A slow-growing succulent that forms a rosette. Thick, fleshy blue-green lvs are thickly covered w/reddish-brown spots, especially towards the tips. A reddish flower spike topped by creamy-white flowers rises from the center, at which time new plants emerge from below the rosette. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring. Size: 2-3' (8' w/flower) x 4-6'. Exp.: full sun/part shade. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MANGAVE 'Purple Passion'
Agave x Manfreda Hybrid

Shrub: Drought and deer tolerant. Has long, fleshy, waxy leaves with reddish to eggplant hues-the color is more intense with more sun it has. The waxiness gives it a silvery appearance. Attractive in dry gardens, rock gardens, borders, containers, and combined with other succulents. Bloom time: infrequent. Forms a beautiful wide and flared rosette. Height: 18 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable MECARDONIA 'Magic Carpet'

Perennial grown as an Annual: Tough, durable and loaded with bright yellow flowers all season long. Semi-trailing habit is good for ground cover, baskets, or containers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 2-6". Width: 14-18". Frost and heat tolerant. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z10. PP #24,515

Photo unavailable MECARDONIA 'Magic Carpet'

Perennial grown as an Annual: Tough, durable and loaded with bright yellow flowers all season long. Semi-trailing habit is good for ground cover, baskets, or containers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Height: 2-6". Width: 14-18". Frost and heat tolerant. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z10. PP #24,515

Photo unavailable MIRABILIS jalapa 'Limelight'
Limelight Four O'Clocks

Perennial: Deciduous. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Chartreuse foliage takes center stage until the neon pink flowers appear, creating quite a stunning color combination! Fragrant, trumpet-shaped flowers open in late afternoon and stay colorful until daybreak. Sweet, orange-blossom scent. Good bed, border and cottage garden plant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 2-3'. Width: 2'. Attracts bees and butterflies. Exposure: full sun.

Photo unavailable MONARDA didyma 'Balmy Purple'
Beebalm

Perennial Herb: Deer & rabbit resistant. Aromatic leaves. Large, showy whorls of vibrant purple tubular flowers that attract bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Good border or accent plant. Can use for firescapping. Does well In wet areas. Bloom time: summer. Growth: 10-12". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4-9.

MONARDA didyma 'Jacob Cline', Beebalm MONARDA didyma 'Jacob Cline'
Beebalm

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Named for the son of Georgia plantsman and garden designer Jean Cline. Aromatic leaves. Large, showy whorls of scarlet red tubular flowers that attract butterflies & hummingbirds. Nice cut flower. Good border or accent plant. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: scarlet red. Growth: 36-48 inches x 18 inches. Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

MONARDA didyma Sugar Buzz 'Bubblegum Blast', Beebalm MONARDA didyma Sugar Buzz 'Bubblegum Blast'
Beebalm

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Forms a solid dome of hot pink 2-2.5" flowers that attract butterflies & hummingbirds. The aromatic foliage smells like mint when crushed & is often used to flavor teas. Great in containers, front of the border, & cottage or butterfly gardens. Bloom time: summer. Size: 24" x 32". Exposure: sun/light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PP#27,497

MONARDELLA macrantha, Hummingbird Coyote Mint MONARDELLA macrantha
Hummingbird Coyote Mint

Perennial Herb: California native. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good container or rock garden plant. Dark green foliage is aromatic, with bright red-orange tubular flowers spring-summer. Height: 6". Width: 1'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z7.

MONARDELLA villosa, Coyote Mint MONARDELLA villosa
Coyote Mint

Perennial Herb: California native. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Attracts bees, butterflies and insects. Gray-green foliage smells strongly of mint, with long blooming lavender flowers June-August. Height: 2'. Spread: 2'. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable MONARDELLA villosa 'Russian River'
Coyote Mint

Perennial Herb. Evergreen. This form was selected by California Flora Nursery. California native from the rocky slopes along the Russian River. Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Attracts bees, butterflies & insects. Gray-green foliage smells strongly of mint, w/long blooming lavender flowers spring-summer. Height 12-18". Spread 2' Exp: sun/part shade Water: mod-dry USDA Z7

Photo unavailable MUSCARI armeniacum (Blue Hyacinth)
Grape Hyacinth

Per. tuber: Deer & rabbit resist. Multiple award winner. Tiny, bell-shaped blms appear in fragrant clusters. Looks amazing mixed w/any other flowering bulbs/perennials. Plant under trees or deciduous shrubs as they thrive while most are still bare. Excellent for cutting. Attracts butterflies & bees. Blooms: spring. Blm color: cobalt-blue w/delicate wht border. Size: 6-8" x 3". Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

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