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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

Photo unavailable AJUGA tenorii 'Princess Nadia' (aka 'Piotrek01')
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Gold Medal Gardenia 2019 winner. This is a sport of Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummers. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue-purple. Foliage: multi-colored w/ intense pink new shoots. Creates a tight cushion. Ht: 6-8 in. Width: 8-10 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: mod/moist. USDA Z4. PP #31,028

Photo unavailable ALCEA rosea 'Blackberry Ripple'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: A great old-fashioned garden favorite! Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Use in borders, cottage gardens or as a focal plant. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: ruffled double and semi-double mix of black currant and white. Height: 5-6 feet. Width: 18-24 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-9.

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.

Photo unavailable ALCEA rosea 'Lemon Light'
Hollyhock

Biennial or Short Lived Perennial: Hollyhocks are a great old-fashioned garden favorite! Lemon Light is a strong growing cultivar. The flowers grow in rigid, towering spikes and it makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pale yellow. Height: 5-6. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ALCEA rosea 'Peaches 'n' Dreams'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: A great old-fashioned garden favorite! 1988 Flower of the Year award. Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Use in borders, cottage gardens or as a focal plant. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: double blooms in shades of apricot with raspberry veining. Height: 5-7 feet. Width: 2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-9.

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 ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Thriller'
Lady's Mantle

Perennial: Drought, deer & clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border, edging & pot plant. Forms large clumps & seeds freely. More compact, better behaved & brighter flowers than A. mollis. The dew is held in the center of the leaves & is quite striking. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: greenish yellow. Ht: 12-18". Ssun/part shade. Water: moderate. 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.

Photo unavailable ALOE 'Safari Sunrise' (syn. ALOE hybrid 'X5, ALOE 'Porcupine'')
Aloe

Perennial: First year flowering. Tolerates deer, heat, fire, coast and drought. Accent, border, container, edging, mass planting, poolside, rock gardens, tropical garden, firescaping and houseplant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Repeat bloomer. Bloom time: summer-winter. Bloom color: two toned orange-pink and cream. Compact growth habit. Height: 1 foot. Width: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z9. PP #23,267

Photo unavailable ALOE brevifolia

Succulent: Evergreen. Drought & deer tolerant. Native to South Africa. Received the Royal Horticulture Society's Award of Merit in 2002. Rosettes of gray triangular leaves build on each other to form a clump about 1 foot tall. Each rosette grows to about 3 inches wide & has white spines along the margins. Bloom time: spring & fall. Bloom color: orange. Height: 1-2 feet. Spread: 1-2 feet. Exposure: full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

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