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Photo unavailable AGAVE 'Blue Flame'

Perennial: Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Native to Mexico. A simple but stunning hybrid between A. shawii & A. attenuata. Forms elegant rosettes of soft fleshy, blue-grey leaves edged w/tiny teeth & adorned w/red-brown margins & a terminal spine. Resembles a blue gas flame, w/gracefully incurved leaf tips. Rarely flowers. It makes a dramatic focal point or accent & can be used in deocrative pots. Ht: 2-3'. Width: 3-4'. Full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

AGAVE 'Blue Glow', Agave AGAVE 'Blue Glow'
Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Tolerates drought and deer. Native to Mexico. Produces solitary rosettes that grow slowly. The blue green leaves have red edges and are 12 inches long and 1-1.5 inches wide. Good for beds, containers, borders, rock, coast and succulent gardens. Blooms once at maturity. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8-11. (parentage A. attenuata x A. ocahui)

Photo unavailable AGAVE attenuata 'Blue Olivia'
Fox Tail, Lion's Tail, Swan's Neck Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Tolerates drought and deer. Native to Mexico. Has a very upright growth habit with wide broadsword-like bluish-green leaves without teeth along the margins. Each rosette can get around 3 feet wide. Good for beds, containers, borders, rock, coast and succulent gardens. Bloom time: infrequent. Bloom color: yellow green. Height: 4 feet. Width: 3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable AGAVE ellemeetiana 'Satina' (syn. AGAVE sp. 'Zongolica')
Ellemeet’s Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Deer resistant. Forms a stemless rosette with spineless, smooth, waxy green leaves. Native to Mexico. Nice foliage and accent plant. Good for rock gardens, shade gardens and containers. Can grow as a houseplant. Bloom time: infrequent. Bloom color: green yellow. Height: 1-4 feet. Width: 2-4 feet. Exposure: sun on coast/part shade inland. Water: moderate. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable AGAVE ferdinandi-regis (syn. A. nickelsiae)
King of the Agaves, King Ferdinand Agave

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Tolerates drought, heat, deer and rabbit. Native to Mexico. Dark blue-green triangular shaped leaves with white lines and black tips that form an open rosette. Bloom time: infrequent, blooming at maturity between 12-20 years. Border, bedding, container, rock and succulent garden plant. Height: 1-2 feet. Width: 1-2 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: dry. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable AGAVE victoriae-reginae
Queen Victoria Century Plant, Royal Agave

Succulent Perennial: Evergreen. Deer & drought tolerant. Native to Mexico. An attractive slow grower with white streaks on sculptured, geometrical green leaves that form a rosette. Good in borders, rock gardens & pots. Attracts birds & hummingbirds. Blooms at 10-15 years of age, then it needs to be replaced. Blooms: creamy white with reddish-purple. Ht: 12-18 inches. W: 12-24 inches. Flowers: 10-15 ft. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable AGERATUM houstonianum 'Timeless Mix'
Floss Flower

Annual: Deer, drought and heat tolerant. Intense flower power! Produces masses of fluffy, powder puff blooms in a mix of shades of red, pink, blue, and white that cover upright mounds of foliage all season long. Good in beds, borders, as a cut flower, and in mixed containers. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer-fall. Height: 24-30 inches. Width: 9-12 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. Protect from heavy frost.

AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark', Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint AGONIS flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark'/'After Dark'
Sweet Willow Myrtle, Willow Peppermint

Tree: Evergreen. Deer & coast tolerant. Attracts birds. Good specimen, container or screen plant. Spring & summer foliage has bright flushes of claret/purple that deepens to dark burgundy through winter-peppermint scented when crushed. Blooms: white. Size: 20' x 10-16', slightly weeping. Exp.: sun. Water: dry/moist-best with some water. USDA Z9-11.

Photo unavailable AGROSTEMMA githago 'Purple Queen'
Corn Cockle

Annual Herb: Easy to grow! Produces 1-2" blooms on willowy gray green stems. Nice in borders and containers. Excellent cut flower. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: rosy purple with veining. Height: 24-36 in. Width: 8-10 in. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate.

AJUGA reptans 'Black Scallop', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Black Scallop'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: dark purple. Height: 4-6". Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10. PP#15815

AJUGA reptans 'Burgundy Glow', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Burgundy Glow'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: tricolored. Ht: 4-6". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

AJUGA reptans 'Catlin's Giant', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Catlin's Giant'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue. Foliage: dark bronze purple. Ht: 10". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

AJUGA reptans 'Chocolate Chip', Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Chocolate Chip'
Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use as a small scale ground cover, border, rock garden & pot plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring. Color: blue. Foliage: smooth & shiny chocolate colored. Size: 1-2" x 6-10". Flowers rise 3" above foliage. Exposure: sun/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4-9.

AJUGA reptans 'Mahogany', Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed AJUGA reptans 'Mahogany'
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: bright blue. Foliage: shiny, dark mahogany. Robust & vigorous: 4-6". Sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3-10.

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans 'Princess Elsa' (aka 'Asa-aj1')
Carpet Bugle, Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. In addition, Elsa is also strong, heat tolerant & low maintenance. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens and as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts bees, butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: blue-purple. Foliage: variegated, metallic silvery-green. Ht: 6 in. Width: 10 in. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Cordial Canary'
Bugleweed

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought, clay, bog & coast tolerant. First-ever gold foliaged version of Ajuga 'Chocolate Chip'! Add a wonderful highlight to your garden. Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Foliage: gold. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: part shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Fancy Finch'
Bugleweed

Peren. Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & bog toler. Feathered Friends named for its feather-like folg. & the way it mingles nicely w/other plants in combos. Lovely tricolor folg.! Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Folg.: shades of gold, green & brnz. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: pt. shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

Photo unavailable AJUGA reptans Feathered Friends 'Tropical Toucan'
Bugleweed

Peren. Herb: Evergreen. Deer, drought & bog toler. Feathered Friends named for its feather-like folg. & the way it mingles nicely w/other plants in combos. First gold colored large-lvd variety! Use in borders, pots, between stones, rock gardens & as a ground cover. Spreads quickly by runners. Attracts butterflies & hummers. Blms: spring-summer. Blm color: cobalt blue. Folg.: vivid gold. Ht.: 4-6". Exp.: pt shade/shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z4. PPAF

ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea 'Chater's Double Salmon Pink'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: A great old-fashioned garden favorite! Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: double salmon-pink. Height: 5-6 feet. Width: 2'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z3.

ALCEA rosea 'Halo Apricot', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea 'Halo Apricot'
Hollyhock

Perennial: Should be treated like a biennial or short-lived perennial. Fast growing. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Can be planted under Black Walnut trees. Rust resistant. Bloom time: summer-fall. Bloom color: single apricot with cherry-red eye. Height: 4-6 feet. Spread: 12-18 inches. Exposure: full sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

ALCEA rosea var. nigra 'The Watchman', Hollyhock ALCEA rosea var. nigra 'The Watchman'
Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: This is an heirloom variety. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Makes an attractive backdrop to any garden. Nice cut flower. Attracts hummingbirds. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: deep maroon, almost black with yellow throat. Height: 5-6 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/moist. Drought tolerant. USDA Z3.

ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina'), French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock ALCEA sylvestris 'Zebrina' (MALVA sylvestris 'Zebrina')
French Hollyhock, Zebra Hollyhock

Biennial or short lived perennial: Unique, showy, pinwheel blooms make an attractive backdrop to any garden. Excellent cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. More tolerant of hot weather than most varieties. Good disease resistance. Bloom time: summer. Bloom color: 2" white to lavender flowers w/dp prpl stripes pointing to a prpl cntr. Ht: 3-4'. Width: 1.5-2'. Exp.: sun/part shade. Water: mod./moist. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA 'Tiny Dancer' (a hybrid of A. brisbanensis x A. odora)
Elephant Ears (Most Unusual Aroid award 2013)

Rhizomatous Perennial: Tolerates deer & rabbits. Graceful stems hold upward facing, cupped & pointed leaves that look like the outstretched arms of a ballerina. Good border, landscape, container & indoor plant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Ht: 14-20 in. Width: 12 in. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9-11. Indoors: bright, indirect light. Avoid soggy roots. PP #26,607

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