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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 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 ALCHEMILLA mollis 'Thriller'
Lady's Mantle

Perennial: Drought, deer & clay tolerant. Good cut flower, border, edging & pot plant. Forms large clumps & seeds freely. More compact, better behaved & brighter flowers than A. mollis. The dew is held in the center of the leaves & is quite striking. Attracts butterflies. Blooms: spring-summer. Color: greenish yellow. Ht: 12-18". Ssun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA 'Black Velvet' (syn. A. reginula)
Jewel Alocasia, Black Velvet Alocasia

Rhizomatous Perennial: Tolerates deer & rabbit. Native to the jungles of Borneo. Attractive dk green to black lvs w/silver veining. Good border, container & houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Slow growing & compact. Ht: 18". Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z10. Indoors: bright, indirect light, can tolerate high humidity and a steamy bathroom. Avoid soggy roots.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA 'Hilo Beauty'
Elephant's Ear

Tuberous Perennial Herb: Tolerates deer & rabbits. Black stems hold white & green lvs w/a camouflage pattern. Good border, container and houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Growth: 24-48" x 24". Exp.: pt shade/shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9. Indoor: provide bright, indirect light & humidity. Avoid soggy roots.(COLOCASIA esculenta, CALADIUM prat. 'Hilo Beauty')

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA 'Sarian' (ALOCASIA zebrina x A. micholitziana)
Elephant's Ear

Rhizomatous Perennial: Tolerates deer & rabbits. The lg., arrow-shaped lvs have a wavy edge & leathery texture. The upward facing foliage is dk green w/prominent white veins. Good border, pot & houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Ht: 5-10 ft. Spd.: 2-6 ft. Exp.: pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z9. Indoors: provide bright, indirect light & humidity. Avoid soggy roots.

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

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA cuprea 'Red Secret'
Elephant's Ear, Jewel Alocasia

Rhizomatous Perennial: Tolerates deer & rabbits. Native to Malaysia, Borneo. Such shiny leaves! The green leaves have a metallic burgundy sheen with deep ridges. Good border, pot & houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Ht: 12 in. Width: 8 in. Exposure: part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z9-11. Indoors: provide bright, indirect light & high humidity. Avoid soggy roots.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA plumbae 'Metallica' (syn A. indica 'Metallica')
Elephant's Ear, Taro

Herbaceous Shrub: Evergreen. Tolerates heat, deer and rabbits. Large, arrow shaped puckered leaves are 12-16 inches long. Dark olive-green foliage with a metallic sheen and dark purple stems. Good border, container and houseplant. Upright growth habit. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Height: 4-5 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ALOCASIA tigrina (syn. A. zebrina)
Elephant's Ear

Herbaceous Shrub: Tolerates deer and rabbit. Large, arrow shaped leaves over striped stems that resemble tiger striping. Good border, container and houseplant. Sap is toxic, use caution if exposed. All parts contain calcium oxalate crystals which can irritate the skin. Height: 5 feet. Exposure: part shade/shade. Water: moderate/moist. USDA Z8-11.

Photo unavailable ALOE 'Safari Sunrise' (syn. ALOE hybrid 'X5, ALOE 'Porcupine'')
Aloe

Perennial: First year flowering. Tolerates deer, heat, fire, coast and drought. Accent, border, container, edging, mass planting, poolside, rock gardens, tropical garden, firescaping and houseplant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good cut flower. Repeat bloomer. Bloom time: summer-winter. Bloom color: two toned orange-pink and cream. Compact growth habit. Height: 1 foot. Width: 2-3 feet. Exposure: sun/part shade. USDA Z9. PP #23,267

ALOE brevifolia, ALOE brevifolia

Succulent: Evergreen. Drought & deer tolerant. Native to South Africa. Received the Royal Horticulture Society's Award of Merit in 2002. Rosettes of gray triangular leaves build on each other to form a clump about 1 foot tall. Each rosette grows to about 3 inches wide & has white spines along the margins. Bloom time: spring & fall. Bloom color: orange. Height: 1-2 feet. Spread: 1-2 feet. Exposure: full sun. Water: dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ALOE compressa 'Pink Twist'
Aloe

Perennial: Evergreen. Drought & deer tolerant. Native to Madagascar. Attracts hummingbirds. Showy flowers. Great xeriscape plant. Use in borders and containers. Bloom time: summer. Color: pink. Height: 10 inches. Width: 10 inches. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9-10.

Photo unavailable ALOE dorotheae 'Crimson'
Sunset Aloe

Perennial: Evergreen succulent. Deer & heat tolerant. Eye-catching stiff, shiny leaves are greenish-yellow to bright orange-red with white spots on young leaves & stiff spines on the margins. Low grower that forms clumps of rosettes. Border, container, rock garden & houseplant. Attracts birds, hummingbirds & bees. Blooms: winter. Color: tubular, greenish-yellow. Ht & W: 10-20". Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z9.

Photo unavailable ALOE plicatilis
Fan Aloe

Perennial: It may grow as a large multistemmed succulent shrub or as a small tree. Gray colored stems with a fan-like cluster arrangement of flat blue-gray 12 inch long leaves. Clusters of tubular orange- red flowers in late winter to early spring. Exposure: sun Water: mod Height: 4-8 ' Width: 4-6' Hardy to about 23 degrees.

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