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MADIA elegans, Elegant Tarweed MADIA elegans
Elegant Tarweed

Annual: Deer, drought & clay tolerant. CA native to grasslands & open forests. Large, 2" daisy-like blms are solid ylw or may have a red spot at the base of each petal forming a ring. Bright, showy & pineapple scented! Blms mid-summer to fall. Late season nectar source for bees, butterflies & other beneficial insects. The seeds are loved by small mammals & birds, especially finches. Size: 3-4' x 3'. Full sun. Water: mod.-dry.

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 laxa
Chilean Jasmine

Climber: Deciduous vine with bronze tinged leaves and clusters of large 3" trumpet-shaped fragrant flowers. Heavy bloomer with gardenia-like perfume. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Height: 10-20'. Width: 15'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9. (syn. M. suaveolens)

MANDEVILLA Tropical Breeze 'Velvet Red', MANDEVILLA Tropical Breeze 'Velvet Red'

Climber: A vigorous tropical that produces abundant clusters of very dark, velvet red flowers. Dark glossy green leaves with excellent disease resistance. Vigorously covers trellis in pots or in the sunny garden. Better heat and cold tolerance than other mandevillas and is fast growing. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 15-20 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

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 MARIGOLD 'Janie Bright Yellow'
Dwarf Crested French Marigold

Annual: Deer resistant. The bright, double, golden yellow blooms shine brightly against the dark green foliage. Perfect for container gardens, along borders and beds, and in mass plantings, this cheery plant also attracts a variety of pollinators. Bloom time: spring-summer. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. Height: 8-10”. Width: 6-8”. (Tagetes patula)

Photo unavailable MARIGOLD 'Queen Sophia'
Organic Dwarf French Marigold

Named for Queen Sofia of Spain. Compact, early blooming. Large, showy 2.5-3" fully double blooms are rusty red-orange with gold edges. Flowers change color as they mature. Good bed, border, container or cut flower plant. Deer resistant. Height: 10-12". Width: 6". Bloom time: spring-fall. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

Photo unavailable MARJORAM, SWEET-
Organic Marjoram

A milder, sweeter relative of oregano. Use fresh or dried. Like basil, pinch flowers to promote leaf growth. Many gardeners have successfully over-wintered this tender perennial, while others pot it up in the fall to bring delight to a winter kitchen. To dry, harvest stems to hang in bundles. Lvs can be easily stripped off when dry. Ht: 1-2 ft. Exp: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9-10. (Maturity: 85 days) (Origanum majorana)

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Mime Light Pink' (Stock)

Annual: An abundant bloomer with soft fragrance and bright green foliage makes Mime a real crowd pleaser! Its early to bloom nature and double flowers make it an excellent cut flower. Plants offer a very nice upright form that is very showy in the garden. Bloom color: light pink. Height: 15-18”. Width: 6”. (Matthiola incana)

Photo unavailable MATTHIOLA incana 'Mime Purple' (Stock)

Annual: An abundant bloomer with soft fragrance and bright green foliage makes Mime a real crowd pleaser! Its early to bloom nature and double flowers make it an excellent cut flower. Plants offer a very nice upright form that is very showy in the garden. Bloom color: purple. Height: 15-18”. Width: 6”. (Matthiola incana)

MELIANTHUS major, Honey Bush MELIANTHUS major
Honey Bush

Evergreen shrub: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has an irregular growth habit, where some branches sprawl and some are semi-erect. The foliage is grayish green to blue-gray. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: brownish crimson to deep brick-red. Ht: 6-10'. W: 3-10'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable MELICA nitens
Three-flowered Melick Grass

Perennial Grass: Deciduous. Given to us by John Greenlee & part of the Greenlee Meadow Collection. A very graceful-looking, rhizomatous, cool-season grass that's clump-forming & slowly spreads. Carpets of thick blade-like bt. green accompanied by cream feather-like flower spikes in late spring-summer. The grass has spikelets w/2-4 flowers each. Wonderful woodland grass. Ht: 3-5'. Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod.

Photo unavailable MELICA transsilvanica
MELISSA officinalis (Lemon Balm), Organic Lemon Balm MELISSA officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Organic Lemon Balm

Perennial. Lemon balm is a strongly aromatic herb with a lemony fragrance and excellent medicinal and culinary qualities. Best to use when fresh. Use in warm or cold drinks, deserts and salads. Great to use when cooking. Forms a nice green clump of heart shaped leaves 12-18" tall. Best to harvest in mid to late afternoon when the oils are strongest.
Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod. USDA Z4.

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