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Photo unavailable ARUGULA aka Roquette
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 20 days baby, 40 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

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.

Photo unavailable ASARUM maximum 'Ling Ling'
Ling Ling Panda Face Ginger

Perennial: Evergreen. Deer resistant. Forms a clump of large dark green heart- shaped leaves up to 8", nicely patterened with light green on the sides of a central green strip. Produces in spring, and sometimes in fall 2" wide velvet blackflowers, each highlighted by a wide white band around the center, reminiscent of a panda. Hardy to 5 to 10 degrees. Height :6-8" Spread: 12" Exposure: shade Water: moist

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.

ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold', Bloodflower ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Gold'
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: golden yellow. Height: 3-3.5 feet. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z7.

Photo unavailable ASCLEPIAS eriocarpa
Indian, Kotolo or Woollypod Milkweed

Perennial: CA native. Deer resistant & drought tolerant. Clusters of wht to cream sometimes tinged w/prpl flowers appear summer-fall. Important host plant for Monarch & Striated Queen butterflies & caterpillars. The attractive blue-gray lvs are hairy w/noticeable midvein & the fruits are fat, tapering to a blunt tip. Attracts bees & hummingbirds. Good for borders. Size: 1-3' x 1-3'. Exp.: sun. Water: dry. Can take clay, sandy or rocky soil.

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).

ASCLEPIAS tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root ASCLEPIAS tuberosa
Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant and drought tolerant. Good border plant and cut flower. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Blooms: summer-fall. Color: bright orange, sometimes yellow or red. Flowers are followed by 6" long pointed pods. Upright, mounding habit. Ht: 2-3'. W: 1'. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate/dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable ASPHODELINE lutea
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 novi-belgii 'Bahamas' (Island Series)
Island Series Aster, Dwarf Michaelmas Daisy

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Part of the Island series, a group of asters designed for their compact habit and flower power. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: vibrant cerise pink. Size: 12-18" x 12-18". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTER novi-belgii 'Barbados' (Island Series)
Island Series Aster, Dwarf Michaelmas Daisy

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Part of the Island series, a group of asters designed for their compact habit and flower power. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: lavender blue w/yellow center. Size: 12" x 12". Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ASTER novi-belgii 'Samoa' (Island Series)
Island Series Aster, Dwarf Michaelmas Daisy

Perennial: Semi-evergreen. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant. Part of the Island series, a group of asters designed for their compact habit and flower power. Attracts bees & butterflies. Nice cut flower, border, pot & rock garden plant. Blooms: summer-fall. Bloom color: deep pink-purple w/yellow center. Exposure: sun. Water: moderate. USDA Z4.

ASTERISCUS maritimus 'Golden Dollar', Mediterranean Beach Daisy ASTERISCUS maritimus 'Golden Dollar'
Mediterranean Beach Daisy

Perennial: Native to coastal bluffs of North Africa & the eastern Mediterranean. Low, spreader that produces dense clumps of gray-green leaves that are slightly fuzzy. Bright-yellow daisy flowers spring through mid-summer. Great addition to coastal gardens & well in sandy soils. It does great in containers as well. The blooms are dense, giving the entire plant a near-solid golden color. Size 8-16" x 8-16". Exp.: full sun. USDA Z8.

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.

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