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Photo unavailable PHYLA nodiflora 'Tesla' (Lippia repens 'Tesla')
Lippia, Frogfruit

Perennial: Evergreen, deer, drought & fire toler. CA native. Part of Greenlee Meadow Collection. Very good lawn substitute, especially in difficult spots, can take foot traffic. Especially useful in heavy traffic areas & for erosion control. Ht: 2". Plant 2' apart for a quick, dense, creeping turf. Attracts bees, butterflies & other beneficials. Tolerates clay, sand & loamy soils. Blms: spring-fall. Blm color lav.-pk. Exp.: sun. Wtr: mod./dry. Z8.

Photo unavailable PLATYCODON grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' (syn. 'Astra Single Blue')
Balloon Flower

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Vigorous and floriferous. Has pretty balloon-shaped buds opening to flowers resembling bellflowers. Good on patios, flowerbeds, containers, borders, cottage gardens and rock gardens. Good cut flower. Emerges slowly in spring-be patient. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: violet blue. Height: 4–6 inches. Width: 8-10 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PLATYCODON grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-Double Pink'
Balloon Flower

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Vigorous and floriferous. Has pretty balloon-shaped buds opening to flowers resembling bellflowers. Good on patios, flowerbeds, containers, borders, cottage gardens and rock gardens. Good cut flower. Emerges slowly in spring-be patient. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: semi-double, soft pink. Height: 4-10 inches. Width: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PLATYCODON grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-Double White'
Balloon Flower

Herbaceous Perennial: Deer resistant. Attracts butterflies. Vigorous and floriferous. Has pretty balloon-shaped buds opening to flowers resembling bellflowers. Good on patios, flowerbeds, containers, borders, cottage gardens and rock gardens. Good cut flower. Emerges slowly in spring-be patient. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: semi-double, white. Height: 4-10 inches. Width: 12-16 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS 'Little Lavender'

Tender perennial. Grows to 2-3' in height and width. Rich green foliage, purple tones may be enhanced, with increased light exposure. Bloom color: lavender. Partial to full shade. Likes rich moist soils. Hardy to 30-40 F.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS 'Little Lavender'

Tender perennial. Grows to 2-3' in height and width. Rich green foliage, purple tones may be enhanced, with increased light exposure. Bloom color: lavender. Partial to full shade. Likes rich moist soils. Hardy to 30-40 F.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS ciliatus

Tender perennial. Rich green foliage with purple undersides. Bloom color: pink. Bloom time: summer-winter. Exposure: part shade/shade. Likes rich moist soils. Height: 1 foot. Spread: 2-3 feet. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS ciliatus

Tender perennial. Rich green foliage with purple undersides. Bloom color: pink. Bloom time: summer-winter. Exposure: part shade/shade. Likes rich moist soils. Height: 1 foot. Spread: 2-3 feet. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS ciliatus

Tender perennial. Rich green foliage with purple undersides. Bloom color: pink. Bloom time: summer-winter. Exposure: part shade/shade. Likes rich moist soils. Height: 1 foot. Spread: 2-3 feet. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS Lion 'Blue'

Tender Perennial: The Lion series has strong basal branching, compact growth habit and are good for summer and fall as they resist stretching under high temperatures. Has showy spikes of flowers above the dark green glossy foliage with purple undersides. Good for beds and borders, mass plantings, and in containers. Bloom color: blue. Height: 10-18 inches. Width: 12-14 inches. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Hardy to around 25 degrees.

Photo unavailable PLECTRANTHUS Lion 'Pink'

Tender Perennial: The Lion series has strong basal branching, compact growth habit and are good for summer and fall as they resist stretching under high temperatures. Has showy spikes of flowers above the dark green glossy foliage with purple undersides. Good for beds and borders, mass plantings, and in containers. Bloom color: light pink. Height: 10-18 inches. Width: 12-14 inches. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Hardy to around 25 degrees.

Photo unavailable PLUMBAGO auriculata 'Dark Blue'
Cape Leadwort

Shrub: Tolerates drought, clay, seaside and deer. Native to South Africa. Semi-evergreen with clusters of phlox-like flowers. Good container, border, bank, background, ground cover and filler plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: dark blue. Makes a mounding shrub or vine if tied and given support. Can be pruned to shape. Height: 2-4 feet more more with support. Width: up to 8-10 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable PLUMBAGO auriculata 'Imperial Blue' (syn. P. capensis 'Imperial Blue')
Cape Leadwort

Shrub: Tolerates drought, clay, seaside and deer. Native to South Africa. Semi-evergreen with clusters of phlox-like flowers. Good container, border, bank, background, ground cover and filler plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep sky blue. Makes a mounding shrub or a vine if tied and given support. Height: 3-20 feet. Width: 3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable PLUMBAGO auriculata 'Imperial Blue' (syn. P. capensis 'Imperial Blue')
Cape Leadwort

Shrub: Tolerates drought, clay, seaside and deer. Native to South Africa. Semi-evergreen with clusters of phlox-like flowers. Good container, border, bank, background, ground cover and filler plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep sky blue. Makes a mounding shrub or a vine if tied and given support. Height: 3-20 feet. Width: 3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable POLEMONIUM caeruleum 'Brise d'Anjou'
Variegated Jacob's Ladder

Perennial: Deer resistant. Border, woodland, container & rock garden plant with clusters of bell-shaped flowers. Differs from others due to the lovely variegated creamy foliage. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: violet-blue. Size: 18-24" x 18-24". Exposure: shade/part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z2-9. Blooms of Bressingham. (PP#9781)

Photo unavailable POLEMONIUM reptans 'Stairway to Heaven'
Creeping Jacob’s Ladder, Bluebells, Great Valerian, Sweet Root

Herbaceous perennial: Regarded by many as one of the best variegated Jacob’s Ladder ever introduced, it forms low mounds of variegated leaves of bright greens and creamy-white that get tinged with pink in cooler weather. Violet-blue flowers with white stamens rise well about the foliage mound. Bloom time: mid spring-early summer. Size: 12-18” x 12-18”. Water: moderate. Soil: moist, well draining. Exposure: full sun/part shade. Deer resistant. PP#15187

POLEMONIUM reptans 'Touch of Class', Variegated Jacob's Ladder POLEMONIUM reptans 'Touch of Class'
Variegated Jacob's Ladder

Perennial: Deer resistant. The pink tinted, green and white foliage in the spring, is covered with masses of sky blue flowers in early summer. They prefer moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil with some shade from the heat of the day, especially in warmer climates. Great in borders and containers. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Size: 15-18" x 15-18". Water: mod-moist. Exposure: part shade-shade. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable PORTULACARIA afra 'Red Stem'
Elephant Bush

Succulent: A tall growing species, this South Africa native can reach heights of 12’, making it a good food source for elephants! The fat, glossy green, paddle-shaped leaves grow along soft red colored stems, which can be trained for ornamental archways and container gardens. As the plant ages, it will grow into a bushy habit with a large woody trunk. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Soil: good drainage. Height: 12’. Width: 6’. Blooms: pink. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable PORTULACARIA afra 'Red Stem'
Elephant Bush

Succulent: A tall growing species, this South Africa native can reach heights of 12’, making it a good food source for elephants! The fat, glossy green, paddle-shaped leaves grow along soft red colored stems, which can be trained for ornamental archways and container gardens. As the plant ages, it will grow into a bushy habit with a large woody trunk. Exp.: full sun/part shade. Soil: good drainage. Height: 12’. Width: 6’. Blooms: pink. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable PORTULACARIA afra 'Variegata'
Rainbow Bush, Variegated Elephant Bush

Succulent/Houseplant: A sprawling but slow growing succulent with bright reddish-brown stems that pop behind the variegated cream and green Ÿ inch long leaves. This succulent works great as a bonsai plant, hanging basket or even a hedge in frost free climates. Can produce pale lavender pink clusters midsummer, though not a prolific bloomer. Soil: good drainage. Water: deeply but infrequently. Height: 8-12’. Width: 4-6’. USDA Z10

Photo unavailable PRIMULA vulgaris 'Paradiso Early Mix'
Primrose

Perennial Herb: Tolerates deer and bog. Good border, bedding, woodland, windowsill and container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: fall-spring. Bloom color: assorted. Compact, uniform growth habit. Height: 6 inches. Width: 8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6. (syn. P. acaulis, P. F1 hybrid, P. acaulis x polyanthus)

PRIMULA vulgaris Primlet 'Golden Shades', Primrose, English Primrose PRIMULA vulgaris Primlet 'Golden Shades'
Primrose, English Primrose

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Produces fragrant flowers that resemble mini-roses. Primlet Gold has the strongest scent in the series. Good for pots, borders, woodland settings, edges and windowsills. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: gold. Size: 6" x 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable PRIMULA vulgaris Primlet 'Lemon Shades'
Primrose, English Primrose

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Produces fragrant flowers that resemble mini-roses. Good for pots, borders, woodland settings, edges and windowsills. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: soft yellow w/darker yellow center. Size: 6" x 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable PRIMULA vulgaris Primlet 'Pink Shades'
Primrose, English Primrose

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Bog tolerant. Produces fragrant flowers that resemble mini-roses. Good for pots, borders, woodland settings, edges and windowsills. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: mid to soft pink. Size: 6" x 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

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