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ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle', Wormwood ARTEMISIA 'Powis Castle'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Good rock garden, border and ground cover plant. Shrubby growth habit with gray flower spikes to 1 foot in length. Foliage is covered with silky, silvery hairs. Height: 3 feet. Width: 4-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. A. x absinthium x arborescens 'Powis Castle').

ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt', Wormwood ARTEMISIA Fancifillers 'Sea Salt'
Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. This new collection aims to reinvent the concept of the often underappreciated "filler" plants. Beautiful display of soft, velvety silver gray lvs that provides a wonderful accent to other flowering plants. Loves hot & dry conditions. Good rock garden, bed and border plant. Needs excellent drainage in pots. Size: 6-10" x 10-14". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable ARTICHOKE 'Green Globe'-
Organic Artichoke

This tasty variety produces heads that are 3-5” in diameter & have wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. With thick, fleshy scales & solid center, the flower heads should be harvested when they are young. It needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or you may grow it as an annual. This variety does well in most areas. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 120 days) (Cynara scolymus ‘Green Globe’)

Photo unavailable ARTICHOKE 'Tavor'
Organic Artichoke

This nearly spineless variety produces heads that are 3-5” in diameter & have wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. With thick, fleshy scales & solid center, the flower heads should be harvested when they are young. It needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or you may grow it as an annual. This variety does well in most areas. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 90 days) (Cynara scolymus ‘Tavor’)

Photo unavailable ARUGULA 'Astro' (aka 'Rocket')
Organic Heirloom Arugula

Heirloom - This is an edible leaf vegetable that can be enjoyed raw or cooked. It is a standard Arugula variety with long, green leaves that has that characteristic spicy flavor. It pops up quickly and withstands cold temperatures. It is early and heat tolerant. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 21 days baby, 40 days full size) (Eruca sativa ‘Astro’)

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 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.

Photo unavailable ASARUM splendens
Chinese Wild Ginger

Perennial: Deer & rabbit resistant. Clay tolerant. Rhizomatous evergreen, prostrate ground cover. Has heart-shaped varigated dark purple & green leaves with small pitcher-shaped purple flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies. Size: 5-8" x 10-24" (eventually will spread to form a nice clump). Exposure: shade/ part shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6-9.

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.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold'
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: golden yellow. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Exposure: 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'
Showy Milkweed

Perennial Herb: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Drought & clay tolerant. Native to much of the western half of the US. Monarch butterfly host plant with great appeal, has unusual & showy 3" globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. The nectar-filled flowers appear late summer & exude a pleasing sweet fragrance & magnificent seed pods.

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 groundcover. 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.

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', Aster ASTER dumosus '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.

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', Aster ASTER 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.

Photo unavailable ASTER novae-angliae 'Grape Crush'
New England Aster

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. An end of the season showstopper! Produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Bloom color: rich, dark purple. Bloom time: late summer-fall. Height: 26-30”. Width: 40-44”. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. PPAF

Photo unavailable ASTER novae-angliae 'Pink Crush'
New England Aster

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. An end of the season showstopper! Produces a large, very round mound with densely packed flowers. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Bloom color: deep rose-pink. Bloom time: late summer-fall. Height: 20-24”. Width: 36”. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. PPAF

ASTERISCUS maritimus 'Golden Dollar', Mediterranean Beach Daisy ASTERISCUS maritimus 'Golden Dollar'
Mediterranean Beach Daisy

Perennial: Native to coastal bluffs of North Africa & the eastern Mediterranean. Low, spreader that produces dense clumps of gray-green leaves that are slightly fuzzy. Bright-yellow daisy flowers spring through mid-summer. Great addition to coastal gardens & well in sandy soils. It does great in containers as well. The blms are dense, giving the entire plant a near-solid gldn color. Size 8-16" x 8-16". Exp.: full sun. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable ASTILBE japonica 'Deutschland'
False Spiraea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: pure white. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTILBE japonica 'Europa'
False Spiraea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: baby pink. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTILBE x arendsii 'Amethyst'
False Spirea

Perennial: Deciduous. Deer resistant. Fern-like leaves carry clusters of tiny flowers in spring-summer. Good cut flower, border and woodland plant. Waterside is okay-tolerates bog. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: lavender. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z4.

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