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VERONICA liwanensis, Turkish Speedwell VERONICA liwanensis
Turkish Speedwell

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Very vigorous. Great groundcover, border, edging and rock garden plant. Can be used as a lawn substitute. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Bloom time: late spring-summer. Bloom color: deep blue. Mat forming: 2" x 12-18". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

VERONICA peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', Speedwell VERONICA peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Speedwell

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Good border and rock garden plant. Carries small saucer-shaped blooms in spring and sporadically through the rest of the year. Darling!! Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: true blue. Clump forming, spreading: 4-8" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z6.

Photo unavailable VINCA minor 'Bowles Blue'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover plant or for in window boxes. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: 1 1/4" lavender-blue flowers. Growth habit: spreading. Height: 4-8". Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9. (syn. 'Bowles' Variety', 'La Grave').

Photo unavailable VINCA minor 'Evelyn'
Variegated Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer & fire resistant. Forms a dense mat of small, glossy, variegated green lvs w/ylw margins, covered w/pure wht flowers in spring. Very shade tolerant, lvs will sometimes scorch in too much sun. Excellent ground cover plant. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: white. Size: 4-6" x 18-24”. Exp.: pt shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. Dry shade, once established. USDA Z3.

VINCA minor 'Illumination', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Illumination'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover plant or for use in window boxes. Striking variegated foliage-solid gold center with a dark green margin. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: blue. Growth habit: spreading. Ht: 4-7". Part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9. PP#12132

VINCA minor 'Purple/Rosea', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Purple/Rosea'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Excellent ground cover plant or for in window boxes. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: purple. Growth habit: spreading. Height: 4-7 inches. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VINCA minor 'Ralph Shugert', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Ralph Shugert'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Has variegated green foliage with white edges. Use in window boxes or as a ground cover. Blooms: spring-fall. Color: blue-violet. Robust grower that spreads more from the crown than the stems. Ht: 4-6". W: 14". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VINCA minor 'Sterling Silver', Dwarf Periwinkle VINCA minor 'Sterling Silver'
Dwarf Periwinkle

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought, coast & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Ground cover plant or use in window boxes. More vigorous than Vinca minor 'Variegated'. Nice green & cream variegated foliage. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: blue. Growth habit: spreading. Ht: 4-7". Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. Dry shade is okay. USDA Z4-9.

VIOLA 'Columbine', Viola VIOLA 'Columbine'
Viola

Perennial: Good for containers and borders. Bloom color: cream with lots of dark purple streaks on the edges. Attracts butterfliles. A real cutie! Height: around 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. Drought tolerant. Hardy.

VIOLA 'Etain', English Viola VIOLA 'Etain'
English Viola

Perennial: Evergreen. Dating back to the 1800's when a pansy was crossed with a viola & back with a pansy. Etain was the first one crossed & possibly the most beautiful. Attracts butterflies. Color: yellow with violet edge. Blooms spring to summer. Height: 6-12". Good in borders & pots. Sun/part shade Water: moderate/dry. Drought tolerant. Hardy.

VIOLA 'Molly Sanderson', Viola VIOLA 'Molly Sanderson'
Viola

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A true rare beauty! Stunning pansy-like velvety blms are near black w/prpl veining & a gldn eye. Flowers reach 1.5" in diameter. The petals are edible too, candied or sprinkled over a salad. Good in borders & containers. Bee & butterfly friendly. Blooms nearly year round. Ht.: 6". Spd.: 12". Exp.: sun/part shade (partial shade needed for hot inland areas). Prefers moist but well-draining soil. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable VIOLA - Parma Blue (possibly V. alba)
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! This one carries very fragrant double, light blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Height: around 6 inches. Exposure: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6.

VIOLA cornuta 'Sorbet Antique Shades', Horned Violet VIOLA cornuta 'Sorbet Antique Shades'
Horned Violet

Perennial: Uniform habit and early-blooming. Both heat and cold tolerant. Free-flowering and overwinters excellently. Exposure: sun. Height: 6-8". Spread: 6-8". Water: moderate. Bloom color: wide range of old-fashioned shades and bicolors.

VIOLA hederacea, Ivy Leaf Violet, Australian Violet VIOLA hederacea
Ivy Leaf Violet, Australian Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Native to Australia. Good groundcover, border, container or rock garden plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white w/ purple centers. Height: 4-6". Width: 6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

VIOLA labradorica, Labrador Viola VIOLA labradorica
Labrador Viola

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Small scale ground cover or use as filler between stepping stones or paving blocks. Reseeds. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: dark purple. Height: 3 inches. Width: 6 inches. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z2. Hardy to 0 deg. or below.

VIOLA odorata, Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves & small flowers held above on slender stalks. Good cut flower. Border, container or rock garden plant that re-seeds freely. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: winter-spring. Color: violet-blue. Height: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable VIOLA odorata 'Comte de Brazza'
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! Especially a white one! Fragrant, double white blooms are sometimes tipped w/ pale blue if exposed to strong sunlight. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Attracts butterflies. Blm time: spring. Height: around 6 inches. Exp: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6. (syn. VIOLA odorata 'Swanley White')

Photo unavailable VIOLA odorata 'Duchesse de Parme'
Parma Violet

Perennial: Parma violets are very hard to come by! This one carries very fragrant double, petite lavender-blue flowers in spring. Attracts butterflies. It is ideal for a woodland garden, low border, as a ground cover or in containers. Height: around 6 inches. Spread: 16". Exposure: sun on coast/part shade elsewhere. Water: moderate. Drought tolerant. USDA Z6.

VIOLA odorata 'Rosea', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'Rosea'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Heart shaped foliage with very fragrant flowers on slender flower stalks. Good cut flower. Border, ground cover & pot plant. Attracts butterflies. Flowering time: spring & beyond. Bloom color: antique rose-pink. Height: 6-8 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

VIOLA odorata 'Royal Robe', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'Royal Robe'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves & fragrant flowers rising on small flower stalks. Good cut flower, border, ground cover or pot plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: violet blue. Height: 6-8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4. Hardy to 10 degrees or below.

VIOLA odorata 'White Czar', Sweet Violet VIOLA odorata 'White Czar'
Sweet Violet

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Has heart shaped leaves and somewhat fragrant flowers on slender flower stalks. Good cut flower. Border, ground cover or container plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: winter-spring. Bloom color: white. Height: 8". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable YUCCA filamentosa 'Bright Edge'
Adam's Needle, Spoonleaf Yucca

Perennial Herb or Tree: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer & fire. Border, pot & cut flower plant. Dark green foliage edged w/creamy gold. Foliage is more gold in summer & has red coloration in winter. Attracts hummers. Blooms: spring-summer. Fragrant white, bell-shaped flowers. Clumping: 18" x 20", flowers 4'. Sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

YUCCA filamentosa 'Color Guard', Adam's Needle, Spoonleaf Yucca YUCCA filamentosa 'Color Guard'
Adam's Needle, Spoonleaf Yucca

Perennial Herb or Tree: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer, humidity, wind & fire. Border, pot & cut flower plant. Dark green foliage w/a yellow center that turns pink in winter. Holds color in summer heat. Attracts hummers. Blooms: summer. Fragrant white, bell-shaped flowers. Upright & clumping: 2' x 3', flowers 6'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4-9.

Photo unavailable YUCCA gloriosa var. recurvifola 'Walbristar' ('Bright Star')
Bright Star Yucca

Perennial: Evergreen. Tolerates drought, deer, humidity, wind & fire. Border, pot & cut flower plant. Tri-color variegated foliage with shades of pink, ivory and greens. Pink buds opening to white bell shaped fragrant flowers in summer. Attracts hummers. Upright & clumping: Height: 1-2' Spread: 3-5'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z 8-11
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