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LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride', Yellow Archangel LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Hermann's Pride'
Yellow Archangel

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Ovate-serrated variegated foliage. Native to Western Europe and Iran. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 1-1.5 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Variegatum', Yellow Archangel LAMIASTRUM galeobdolon 'Variegatum'
Yellow Archangel

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Trailing habit with fuzzy and variegated leaves. Native to W. Europe and Iran. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

LAMIUM 'Purple Dragon', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM 'Purple Dragon'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drough, deer, clay & coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover and hanging basket plant. Not as invasive as other varieties & has larger flowers. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: snapdragon-like deep purple blooms. Height: 4-8 inches. Spreading habit. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. (PPAF)

LAMIUM maculatum 'Aureum', Spotted, Golden or Creeping Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Aureum'
Spotted, Golden or Creeping Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, rabbit, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Tough yet showy. Perfect to liven up a shady area. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Foliage: chartreuse yellow with a white midstripe. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: rose-purple. Size: 6-8" x 18". Exposure: part shade/shade. Will burn in direct sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Beacon Silver'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: rose pink. Size: 6-8" x 3'. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LAMIUM maculatum 'Ghost', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Ghost'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Larger leaves than other Lamiums. Foliage color: silver. Bloom time: spring.. Bloom color: orchid purple. Height: 6-10". Spread: 12-24". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable LAMIUM maculatum 'Orchid Frost'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. An eye-catching groundcover even when not in bloom. Stunning planted among Hosta and Ferns. Good container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Foliage color: silver w/narrow green margins. Bloom time: spring. Bloom color: orchid purple. Height: 6-8". Spread: 12-24". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. PP#11,122

LAMIUM maculatum 'Pink Pewter', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Pink Pewter'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: pink. Height: 6-8 inches. Spreads: 3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LAMIUM maculatum 'Shell Pink', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'Shell Pink'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: soft pink. Height: 6-8 inches. Spreads: 3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy', Spotted Dead Nettle LAMIUM maculatum 'White Nancy'
Spotted Dead Nettle

Perennial: Drought, deer, clay and coast tolerant. Semi-evergreen. Good ground cover, container and hanging basket plant. Roots as it grows. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 6-8 inches. Spreads: 3 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4.

LEDEBOURIA socialis, Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily LEDEBOURIA socialis
Silver Squill, Wood Hyacinth, Leopard Lily

Perennial Bulb: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to S. Africa. Favored by cactus & succulent growers! Dry shade plant used as a small scale groundcover, for cracks in walls, containers or as a house plant. Fleshy, stalkless, broadly lance-shaped, pointed leaves are mottled silver & olive green w/deep violet undersides, growing 2-4" long. Dense clusters of tiny, green flowers edged w/white & purple stamens appear in spring. Ht: 6-10". Water: dry. USDA Z9.

LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black', LEPTINELLA squalida 'Platt's Black'

Perennial: A low carpet of sometimes aromatic, bronze ferny foliage bears single, buttonlike, almost unnoticable yellow flowers on short stalks in summer. Tolerant of some foot traffic. Perfect for around stepping stones and as a groundcover. H x W 3x3". Full sun to part shade. Moderate water.

LEUCANTHEMUM 'Darling Daisy', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM 'Darling Daisy'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Compact cultivar that makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Produces flowers mainly in summer, but can bloom spring, summer and fall. Attracts butterflies. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Height: 12-15". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Alaska', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Alaska'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large single white with yellow eye. Height: 2-3'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3. (syn. CHRYSANTHEMUM maximum 'Alaska').

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Becky'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, container and cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: large single white with yellow eye. Height: 3-4'. Spread: 2-3'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Crazy Daisy', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Crazy Daisy'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer, gopher & drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border, pot & cut flower plant. No 2 blooms are alike-frilled, quilled & twisted petals give a "fluffy" look. Flowers in abundance all summer w/ 2.5" double white blooms w/buttery center. Attracts butterflies. Ht: 24-28". Sun. Water: mod. USDA Z5. (syn CHRYSANTHEMUM superbum 'Crazy Daisy')

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snow Lady', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snow Lady'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border plant and cut flower. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: white with bright yellow center. Height: 12 inches. Width: 18 inches. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. CHRYSANTHEMUM maximum 'Snow Lady')

LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snowcap', Shasta Daisy LEUCANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snowcap'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer, gopher & drought tolerant. Makes an excellent border plant and cut flower. Nice tidy form. Attrracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: intense white w/ yellow center. Size: 14" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. CHRYSANTHEMUM x superbum 'Snow Cap') (Blooms of Bressingham)

Photo unavailable LEUCANTHEUM x superbum Spellbook 'Lumos'
Shasta Daisy

Perennial: Deer and gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. A dwarf selection from the Spellbook series that has a strong, sturdy habit & features non-fading, yellow flowers, mid spring through summer. Floriferous. Great for cutting. Excellent border or container plant. Attracts butterflies & bees. Height: 12-24". Width: 12-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5

Photo unavailable LIATRIS spicata 'Alba'
Gayfeather

Perennial: Upright, clumping growth with tall flower spikes. Tolerates poor soils, drought, deer, summer heat & humidity. Good border & cut flower plant-can use blooms fresh or dried. Attracts bees, hummingbirds & butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: white. Size: 18-30" x 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable LIATRIS spicata 'Purple'
Gayfeather

Perennial: Upright, clumping growth with tall flower spikes. Tolerates poor soils, drought, deer, summer heat & humidity. Good border & cut flower plant-can use blooms fresh or dried. Attracts bees, hummingbirds & butterflies. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: purple. Size: 18-30" x 6-12". Exposure: sun. Water: dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable LIGULARIA 'The Rocket'
Leopard Plant, Golden Ray

Perennial: Tolerates deer, bog and clay. Has strongly toothed, heart-shaped leaves with tall, dense racemes of small deep yellow flowers on contrasting black stems. Good cottage garden look. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Size: 5-6' x 5'. Exposure: part shade. Water: moist (can tolerate wet soils). USDA Z4. (L. przewalskii x stenocephala 'The Rocket')

Photo unavailable LIMONIUM perezii (Statice)
Sea Lavender

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought and coast tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Long, oval dark green leaves hold statice-type flowers. Good border, cut flower and container plant. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: deep mauve-blue. Size: 3' x 3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires', LITHODORA 'Gold 'n Sapphires'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Brilliant blue flowers contrast beautifully against striking gold foliage staying attractive all summer long. Bloom time: spring-summer. Height: 4". Width: 18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PPAF

LITHODORA diffusa 'Grace Ward', LITHODORA diffusa 'Grace Ward'

Subshrub: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good rock garden, container, ground cover & bank plant. Dark green, hairy rosemary-like foliage. Bloom: spring-summer. Color: tubular brilliant blue. Size: 6-12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. Sunset Zones 5-7, 14-17. USDA Z7. syn. LITHOSPERMUM d. 'Grace Ward'

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