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Photo unavailable CENTAUREA montana 'Amethyst Dream'
Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

Perennial: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Unique “shingled” buds grow into showy flowers that are unusually lacy, giving them an exquisitely delicate appearance. The centers are reddish. Good cut & dried flower, border & rock garden plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: amethyst purple. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3. USPP#20,781.

CENTAUREA montana 'Amethyst in Snow', Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower CENTAUREA montana 'Amethyst in Snow'
Bachelor's Button, Cornflower, Basket Flower

Perennial: Drought & clay tolerant. Deer resistant. Unique “shingled” buds grow into showy flowers that are unusually lacy, giving them an exquisitely delicate appearance. Unique color combination of satiny wht petals surrounding a dp royal prpl cntr. Good cut & dried flower, border & rock garden plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Blm time: spring-summer. Size: 1.5-2' x 1.5-2'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z3. USPP#18,284.

CENTRANTHUS ruber, Valerian or Jupiter's Beard CENTRANTHUS ruber
Valerian or Jupiter's Beard

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Showy plant for borders, walls or bank plantings. Attracts butterflies, bees and insects. Fragrant flowers. Good cut flower. Re-seeds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: red. Height: 1.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CENTRANTHUS ruber 'Albus'
Valerian or Jupiter's Beard

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Showy plant for borders, walls or bank plantings. Attracts butterflies, bees and insects. Fragrant flowers. Good cut flower. Re-seeds. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Height: 1.5-3 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8.

Photo unavailable CERASTIUM tomentosum
Snow-in-Summer

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought and coast tolerant. Fire retardant. Good for rock walls, rock gardens, edges and as a ground cover. Tolerates poor, dry soil. Very fine silver foliage. Free flowering. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: white. Mat forming. Height: 6-8". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

CHAMAEMELUM nobile 'Flore Pleno', Double-flowered Chamomile CHAMAEMELUM nobile 'Flore Pleno'
Double-flowered Chamomile

Evergreen perennial: Deer, drought & clay tolerant. Good ground cover, border, rock garden, pot & edging plant. Can use as a lawn substitute if mowed or sheared. Foliage is very fragrant when crushed. Blooms: double white, summer. Attracts butterflies. Size: 3-12" x 12". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. ANTHEMIS nobilis 'Flore Pleno')

CHAMAEMELUM nobile 'Treneague', Chamomile CHAMAEMELUM nobile 'Treneague'
Chamomile

Evergreen perennial: Deer, clay & drought tolerant. This is the non-flowering variety. Good ground cover, rock garden, border, pot & edging plant. Can use as a lawn substitute. Foliage has a very sweet fragrance when crushed or walked on. Size: 3-12" x 12". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8 or <. (syn. ANTHEMIS nobilis 'Treneague').

CHRYSANTHEMUM parthenium 'Aureum', Golden Feather CHRYSANTHEMUM parthenium 'Aureum'
Golden Feather

Perennial: Deer & gopher resistant. Drought tolerant. Has daisy-like flower heads over finely cut aromatic golden foliage. Nice cut flower, border, container & accent plant. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Height: 1-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. (syn. TANACETUM parth. 'Aureum')

Photo unavailable CHRYSANTHEMUM Pot 'Breeze Sweet'
Mum

Perennial. Has daisy-like flower heads. Nice cut flower, border, container & accent plant. Great for fall color. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: soft pink with neon yellow center. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CHRYSANTHEMUM Pot 'Chrystal Bronze Bicolor'
Mum

Perennial. Has double, daisy-like flower heads. Nice cut flower, border, container & accent plant. Great for fall color. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bronze orange. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CHRYSANTHEMUM Pot 'Rainbow Circus'

Perennial. Has daisy-like flower heads. Nice cut flower, border, container & accent plant. Great for fall color. Attracts butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: burgundy red and bright yellow bicolor. Very vibrant and neat pattern! Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5.

Photo unavailable CISTANTHE grandiflora 'Jazz Time'
Rock Purslane

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Native to Chile. Good groundcover for tough dry areas. Also great in rock gardens, borders or containers. Of the Portulaca family. It has rubbery, blue-green succulent folg. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: bright magenta-violet. Size: 1’ x 2-3'. Exposure.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8. (commonly sold as Calandrinia grandiflora in the industry but it is really CISTANTHE)

CISTANTHE grandiflora (formerly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis), Rock Purslane CISTANTHE grandiflora (formerly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis)
Rock Purslane

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought & heat tolerant. Native to Chile. Good groundcover for tough dry areas. Also great in rock gardens, borders or containers. Of the Portulaca family. It has rubbery, blue-green succulent folg. Blm. time: summer-fall. Blm. color: bt. magenta-violet. Ht.: 12-18". Width: 3-4'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z8. (commonly sold as CALANDRINIA spectabilis in the industry but it is really CISANTHE)

COLEUS Color Clouds 'Valentine', Coleus COLEUS Color Clouds 'Valentine'
Coleus

Perennial treated as an Annual: Deer resistant. This coleus is bred for SUN tolerance, better foliage, growing ease & less blooms than the seed types of the past. Great for pots & borders where it brings instant color. This is the reddest red trailing Coleus ever. The trailing stems root where they land. Height: 10". Spread: 30" Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z10.

Photo unavailable COMMELINA coelestis 'Hopley's Variegated'
Dayflower, Blue Spiderwort

Tuberous Perennial: Drought tolerant. Clay tolerant. Produces showy 1" three-petaled blooms that last just a day, but are steadily produced in great numbers summer-fall. Creamy-green variegated foliage. Clump forming. Versatile and easy to grow in dry or moist soil. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom color: brilliant sky blue with bright yellow anthers. Size: 12-18" x 18". Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z7.

CONVOLVULUS cneorum, Silverbush, Bush Morning Glory CONVOLVULUS cneorum
Silverbush, Bush Morning Glory

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Fire retardant. Evergreen plant with funnel-shaped flowers. Rock garden, border and container plant. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: white (rarely pink) with yellow throat. Size: 2-4' x 2-3'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z8. (Sunset zones, 7-9, 14-24)

Photo unavailable CONVOLVULUS sabatius 'Compacta'
Dwarf Ground Morning Glory

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought tolerant. A compact form of the species. Creates a low, trailing mat of round green leaves, bearing a long display of funnel-shaped lavender blue flowers. Excellent for rock gardens or edging, particularly in hot sunny areas. Also good container, hanging basket or groundcover plant. Combines nicely w/Helianthemum & Cerastium. Attracts hummingbirds. Blm time: summer-fall. Size: 8" x 12". Exp.: sun/light shade. Water: mod. USDA Z8.

CONVOLVULUS sabatius (C. mauratanicus), Ground Morning Glory CONVOLVULUS sabatius (C. mauratanicus)
Ground Morning Glory

Perennial: Fire retardant. Rock garden, container, hanging basket and ground cover plant. Combines nicely with Helianthemum and Cerastium. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue. Size: 1' x 3'. Exposure: sun or light shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z8.

COREOPSIS 'Desert Coral', Tickseed COREOPSIS 'Desert Coral'
Tickseed

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. A desert sunset on a stem! Dwarf, mounding habit, continuous flowers cover the old flowers so rapidly that it never has a rest period. Good cut flower, container, border, ground cover and edging plant. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: peach & coral-red. Size: 9-11" x 14". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z6

COREOPSIS 'Jethro Tull', Fluted Tickseed COREOPSIS 'Jethro Tull'
Fluted Tickseed

Perennial: Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts bees and butterflies. Drought tolerant. A cross between 'Zamphir' and 'Early Sunrise', it has broader fluted petals, a compact habit and an extended flowering season. Bloom time: spring-summer. Bloom color: yellow. Height: 12-18". Width: 18-24". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate-dry. USDA Z5. PP#18789.

COREOPSIS auriculata 'Nana', Mouse Ear Coreopsis, Dwarf Coreopsis, Tickseed COREOPSIS auriculata 'Nana'
Mouse Ear Coreopsis, Dwarf Coreopsis, Tickseed

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good cut flower, border, ground cover, edging and container plant. Seeds attracts birds, flowers attract bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring - fall. Bloom color: orange yellow. Size: 6" x 12-18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z4.

COREOPSIS grandiflora Sunny Day (='Balcorsunay'), Tickseed COREOPSIS grandiflora Sunny Day (='Balcorsunay')
Tickseed

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Produces a minimal amount of seed allowing for continuous bloom all summer, until the 1st hard frost. A low maintenance selection. Will continue to rebloom if spent flowers are removed. Bloom color: large, single golden-yellow. Good cut flower & border plant. Attracts butterflies and bees. Height: 18". Spread: 14". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z5. PP17,405.

COREOPSIS lanceolata `Early Sunrise', Tickseed COREOPSIS lanceolata `Early Sunrise'
Tickseed

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Flowering time late spring - fall. Nice border plant. Bloom color: double yellow. Height: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable COREOPSIS rosea Permathread 'Shade of Rose'
Threadleaf Tickseed

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. A beautiful addition to the pollinator garden, adds old fashioned charm to the front of borders. Great for cottage style plantings & other informal styles. Excellent cut flower, ground cover and container plant. Attracts bees & butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: rosy pink petals with darker pink tips & yellow center. Size: 16-18" x 16-18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z5.

COREOPSIS verticillata 'Moonbeam', Thread-Leaf Coreopsis COREOPSIS verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Thread-Leaf Coreopsis

Perennial: Deer resistant. Drought tolerant. Somewhat gopher resistant. Good cut flower, border, ground cover, container and edging plant. Attracts bees, birds and butterflies. Bloom time: spring-fall. Bloom color: pale yellow. Size: 1.5-2' x 2'. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

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