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Photo unavailable AGAVE attenuata 'Blue Olivia'
Fox Tail, Lion's Tail, Swan's Neck Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Tolerates drought and deer. Native to Mexico. Has a very upright growth habit with wide broadsword-like bluish-green leaves without teeth along the margins. Each rosette can get around 3 feet wide. Good for beds, containers, borders, rock, coast and succulent gardens. Bloom time: infrequent. Bloom color: yellow green. Height: 4 feet. Width: 3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable AGAVE ellemeetiana 'Satina' (syn. AGAVE sp. 'Zongolica')
Ellemeet’s Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Deer resistant. Forms a stemless rosette with spineless, smooth, waxy green leaves. Native to Mexico. Nice foliage and accent plant. Good for rock gardens, shade gardens and containers. Can grow as a houseplant. Bloom time: infrequent. Bloom color: green yellow. Height: 1-4 feet. Width: 2-4 feet. Exposure: sun on coast/part shade inland. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable AGAVE ferdinandi-regis (syn. A. nickelsiae)
King of the Agaves, King Ferdinand Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Tolerates drought, heat, deer and rabbit. Native to Mexico. Dark blue-green triangular shaped leaves with white lines and black tips that form an open rosette. Bloom time: infrequent, blooming at maturity between 12-20 years. Border, bedding, container, rock and succulent garden plant. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable AGAVE victoriae-reginae
Queen Victoria Century Plant, Royal Agave

Succulent Perennial: Evergreen. Deer & drought tolerant. Native to Mexico. An attractive slow grower with white streaks on sculptured, geometrical green leaves that form a rosette. Good in borders, rock gardens & pots. Attracts birds & hummingbirds. Blooms at 10-15 years of age, then it needs to be replaced. Blooms: creamy white with reddish-purple. Ht: 12-18 inches. W: 12-24 inches. Flowers: 10-15 ft. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable AGERATUM houstonianum 'Timeless Mix'
Floss Flower

Annual: Deer, drought and heat tolerant. Intense flower power! Produces masses of fluffy, powder puff blooms in a mix of shades of red, pink, blue, and white that cover upright mounds of foliage all season long. Good in beds, borders, as a cut flower, and in mixed containers. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 24-30 inches. Width: 9-12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark', Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark'
Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint

Tree: Evergreen. Deer & coast tolerant. Attracts birds. Good specimen, container or screen plant. Spring & summer foliage has bright flushes of claret/purple that deepens to dark burgundy through winter-peppermint scented when crushed. Blooms: white. Size: 20' x 10-16', slightly weeping. Exp.: sun. Water: dry/moist-best with some water. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable AGROSTEMMA githago 'Purple Queen'
Corn Cockle

Annual Herb: Easy to grow! Produces 1-2" blooms on willowy gray green stems. Nice in borders and containers. Excellent cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: rosy purple with veining. Height: 24-36 in. Width: 8-10 in. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

AJUGA reptans 'Black Scallop', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Black Scallop'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: dark purple. Height: 4-6". Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10. PP#15815

AJUGA reptans 'Burgundy Glow', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: tricolored. Ht: 4-6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

AJUGA reptans 'Catlin's Giant', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: dark bronze purple. Ht: 10". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

AJUGA reptans 'Chocolate Chip', Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use as a small scale ground cover, border, rock garden & pot plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: blue. Foliage: smooth & shiny chocolate colored. Size: 1-2" x 6-10". Flowers rise 3" above foliage. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4-9.

AJUGA reptans 'Mahogany', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Mahogany'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: bright blue. Foliage: shiny, dark mahogany. Robust & vigorous: 4-6". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans 'Princess Elsa' (aka 'Asa-aj1')
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. In addition, Elsa is also strong, heat tolerant & low maintenance. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens and as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue-purple. Foliage: variegated, metallic silvery-green. Ht: 6 in. Width: 10 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Cordial Canary'
Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. First-ever gold foliaged version of Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'! Add a wonderful highlight to your garden. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Foliage: gold. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Fancy Finch'
Bugleweed

Peren. Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & bog toler. Feathered Friends named for its feather-like folg. & the way it mingles nicely w/other plants in combos. Lovely tricolor folg.! Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Folg.: shades of gold, green & brnz. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Tropical Toucan'
Bugleweed

Peren. Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & bog toler. Feathered Friends named for its feather-like folg. & the way it mingles nicely w/other plants in combos. First gold colored large-lvd variety! Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Folg.: vivid gold. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: pt shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: A great old-fashioned garden favorite! Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: double salmon-pink. Height: 5-6 feet. Width: 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

ALCEA rosea 'Halo Apricot', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea 'Halo Apricot'
Hollyhock

Perennial: Should be treated like a biennial or short-lived perennial. Fast growing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Can be planted under Black Walnut trees. Rust resistant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: single apricot with cherry-red eye. Height: 4-6 feet. Spread: 12-18 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

ALCEA rosea var. nigra 'The Watchman', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea var. nigra 'The Watchman'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: This is an heirloom variety. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Nice cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: deep maroon, almost black with yellow throat. Height: 5-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. Drought tolerant. USDA Z3.

ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'), French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina')
French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: Unique, showy, pinwheel blooms make an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. More tolerant of hot weather than most varieties. Good disease resistance. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: 2" white to lavender flowers w/dp prpl stripes pointing to a prpl cntr. Ht: 3-4'. Width: 1.5-2'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA 'Tiny Dancer' (a hybrid of A. brisbanensis x A. odora)
Elephant Ears (Most Unusual Aroid award 2013)

Rhizomatous Perennial: Tolerates deer & rabbits. Graceful stems hold upward facing, cupped & pointed leaves that look like the outstretched arms of a ballerina. Good border, landscape, container & indoor plant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Ht: 14-20 in. Width: 12 in. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9-11. Indoors: bright, indirect light. Avoid soggy roots. PP #26,607

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA plumbae 'Metallica' (syn A. indica 'Metallica')
Elephant's Ear, Taro

Herbaceous Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerates heat, deer and rabbits. Large, arrow shaped puckered leaves are 12-16 inches long. Dark olive-green foliage with a metallic sheen and dark purple stems. Good border, container and houseplant. Upright growth habit. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA tigrina (syn. A. zebrina)
Elephant's Ear

Herbaceous Shrub: Tolerates deer and rabbit. Large, arrow shaped leaves over striped stems that resemble tiger striping. Good border, container and houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Height: 5 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8-11.

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