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Photo unavailable ARUGULA 'Bellezia'
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Flowers are also edible. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 30 days baby, 51 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

Photo unavailable ARUGULA 'Esmee'
Photo unavailable ARUGULA aka Roquette
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 20 days baby, 40 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

ASARUM caudatum, Wild ginger ASARUM caudatum
Wild ginger

Perennial: Deer resistant. Clay tolerant. Rhizomatous evergreen, prostrate ground cover. Has heart-shaped leaves with small pitcher-shaped reddish-brown flowers in summer. Attracts butterflies. Height: 3-8 inches. Width: 10 inches (eventually will spread to form a nice clump). Exposure: shade. Water: moist. USDA Z7.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Bloodflower

Perennial Subshrub: Deer resistant. Native of South America. Deciduous bedding, container, border and cut flower plant. Flowering time: summer-fall. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. Bloom color: corolla red, corona orange. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Expsoure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS fascicularis
Narrow Leaf Milkweed, Mexican Whorled Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. CA native. Deer resistant. Drought, clay & heat tolerant. Sends up many thin, erect stems while bearing distinctive long pointed lvs which are narrow, often whorled about the stem. Produces clusters of 2" lav. or lav.-tinted wht flowers summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars & nectar source for other butterflies as well. 3' x 3'. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z6.

ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus), Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush ASCLEPIAS fruticosus (Gomphocarpus)
Mini Swan Milkweed, Cotton Bush

Perennial treated as an annual: Decid., deer resist. & dt. tolerant. Host for Monarch butterflies & caterpillars. Has the same white blms as "Family Jewels" topped w/hairy balls, but they're pointed! The star-shaped flowers are followed by the pale green, hairy balls or seed pods. Good for cut flower arrangements. Attracts hummers. Blms summer-fall. Size: 3' x 3'. Exp. sun. Water: mod. USDA Z8. (syn. Gomphocarpus fruticosa).

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS speciosa
Showy Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Deer, drought & clay tolerant. Native to California & western half of the US. Popular with butterflies & birds & is a Monarch host plant. Large, pointed blue-green leaves are coarse & hairy. The flowers are unusual & showy 3-5 in globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. The nectar-filled late summer flowers have a nice scent & magnificent seed pods. Upright growth. Ht: 4-6 ft, often just 2-3 ft. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9.

Photo unavailable ASIAN GREENS 'Tokyo Bekana' (Brassica rapa 'Tokyo Bekana')
Organic Asian Greens

This is a one-of-a-kind blond to lime green "green" that has ruffled edges and white mid-rib that adds loft and a pop of color to salad mixes. A non-heading Chinese cabbage that has buttery leaves with a crunchy rib and tender, mild flavor. Thin to 4-8" for full-sized heads for bunching, if desired. It is excellent for salad mixes and is a cut-and-come-again for long harvesting. (Days to maturity: 21 days baby, 40 full size)

Photo unavailable ASPARAGUS densiflorus 'Meyerii'
Foxtail Fern, Asparagus Fern

Fern: Evergreen. A popular, low-growing perennial for use in hanging baskets, in cut flower arrangements & as a ground cover. Arching tail-like fronds of fresh green, fluffy foliage all season contrasted by bright red, ornamental berries in fall. A wonderful accent plant in any garden. Foliage color lightens in full sun. Blooms: spring. Color: white. Size: 12-24" x 12-24". Exp: sun/pt. shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ASPARAGUS densiflorus 'Sprengeri'
Asparagus Fern

Fern: Semi-Evergreen. A very popular, low-growing perennial for use in hanging baskets, in cut flower arrangements & as a ground cover. Arching fronds of fresh green, needlelike foliage all season contrasted by bright red, ornamental berries in fall. Adaptable as houseplant. Can be trained on a trellis. Foliage color lightens in full sun. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: white. Size: 12-24" x 10-14". Exp: sun/pt. shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ASPLENIUM nidus 'Aves'
Bird's Nest Fern

Fern: Evergreen. This tropical is native to Hawaii and the Pacific Basin. The smooth, green, medium-sized, wavy, strap-like leaves form a striking rosette that arch up and out from a center crown. Great for hanging baskets, containers, terrariums and as a houseplant. Height: 12-24 inches. Width: 18-36 inches. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moist, but not waterlogged. USDA Z10. Indoors: bright, filtered sunlight with moist soil. Tolerates humidity.

ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine', Japanese Aster ASTER ageratoides 'Starshine'
Japanese Aster

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts butterflies and bees. Forms a midsized mound of green leaves, bearing loads of small, white yellow-eyed daisies from summer-fall. High resistance to powdery mildew. Good for border or container plantings. Nice cut flower. Bloom color: white. Height: 20-24". Width: 24-28". Exposure: sun-part shade. Water: moderate-moist. USDA Z8. PP#19403.

ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert'), Aster ASTER dumosus 'Alert' (syn. SYMPHYOTRICHUM dumosum 'Alert')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Good rock garden, border and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Pinch one-half of plant height before mid-July to allow plant to bush out. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep crimson red. Height: 1-1.5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ASTER dumosus Kickin' 'Lavender' (syn. SYMPHYTOTRICHUM dum. Kickin' 'Lavender')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. A new series that is very low maintenance, abundantly blooms & has a long bloom season. Pretty daisy-like flowers with golden centers. Good rock garden, border, and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: light purple. Compact, bushy growth habit. Height: 24-36 in. Width: 24-36 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable ASTER dumosus Kickin' 'Pink Chiffon' (syn. SYMPHYTOTRICHUM)
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. A new series that is very low maintenance, abundantly blooms & has a long bloom season. Pretty daisy-like flowers with golden centers. Good rock garden, border, and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pastel pink. Compact, bushy growth habit. Height: 24-36 in. Width: 24-36 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4. PPAF

ASTER frikartii 'Moench'/'Monch', Frikart's Aster ASTER frikartii 'Moench'/'Monch'
Frikart's Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Produces fragrant flowers 2-3". Good cut flower, border & rock garden plant. Resistant to insects & diseases. Himalayas native. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue with yellow center. Size: 1-3' x 1.5'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

ASTER lateriflorus 'Lady in Black' (SYMPHYOTRICHUM lateriflorus 'Lady in Black'), Aster ASTER lateriflorus 'Lady in Black' (SYMPHYOTRICHUM lateriflorus 'Lady in Black')
Aster

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Deciduous. Border, cut flower and rock garden plant with rich burgundy foliage that contrasts nicely to the tiny white daisies that contain round raspberry cones borne along the leaf axils. Very strong grower. Blooms: summer-fall. Size: 3-4' x 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

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