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Photo unavailable ARTEMESIA mauiensis 'Makana' Silver
Maui Wormwood Maui Wormwood

Perennial Shrub: Deer, drought & gopher resistant. Creates cushions of lacy, feathery, touchable silver plumes that add texture to mixed combinations. Softer looking folg. than other Artemisia. Better habit than the species. Can be used for containers, accent, or planted in mass. Flowers are insignificant. Fast growing & needs good drainage. Ht: 24". Width: 30-36". Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z9. PPAF

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Fanal', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Fanal'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

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: red. Size: 2 feet x 3 feet. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Peach Blossom', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Peach Blossom'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

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: light pink. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'Rheinland', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'Rheinland'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

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: deep rose. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

ASTILBE x arendsii 'White Gloria', False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet ASTILBE x arendsii 'White Gloria'
False Spiraea, Meadow Sweet

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: creamy white. Size: 2' x 3'. Exposure: light sun to shade. Water: moist. USDA Z6.

BELLIUM minutum, Miniature Mat Daisy BELLIUM minutum
Miniature Mat Daisy

Perennial: Evergreen. Forms a flat carpet of small light-green lvs, bearing a long display of tiny white daisies w/pk reverse. Use for edging or a small-area ground cover. Excellent growing in alpine containers or troughs & between patio or pathway stones. Tolerates moderate foot traffic once established. Blms: late spring/summer. Ht: 2-4". W: 12-16". Blm color: white. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/moist. USDA Z7

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