Rare and unusual perennial plants for the Mediterranean climate.



 

Plants

 


The plants are listed in alphabetical order.
Click on the letters below to view the
plants that begin with that letter.


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Descriptions are based on our experience growing
these plants in both the garden and nursery setting.
Additional information and feedback is encouraged.

All plants are classified under USDA hardiness zones.

 

- Denotes NEW PLANTS for
 Crescent Hill Nursery in 2012



Please note that the photo links listed below all lead to Google
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pages are of the particular plant in question.


Scientific Name:

Banksia Serrata 

Common Name:

Saw Leaf Banksia

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

can reach 45', but average is 10'-15' along coast

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

4"-5" cream flowers in summer; resemble pine cones

Zone

to 20° to 25° F

Description, Notes

drought resistant; Australian native; in Protea family; known for unusual blooms; excellent cut flower; serrate foliage and gnarled bark sets this species apart; wind tolerant; well-drained soil; no Phosphorus fertilizer

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Begonia boliviensis 'Bonfire'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-36" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

red-orange blooms

Zone

zones 10-11

Description, Notes

tuberous begonia with outrageous blooms

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Billbergia nutans 

Common Name:

Queen's Tears

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

1'-2' X 1'-2'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

tubular reflexed blooms with bright pink bracts and yellow/green/blue flowers; spring blooms

 

Zone

hardy to 25°

Description, Notes

a drought resistant bromeliad for shade garden / under oaks; green clumps of tubed foliage make this plant deer tolerant as well

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Brachysema praemorsum 'Bronze Butterfly' 

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial shade to sun on the coast

Height x Width
& How Stands

1'-3' tall X spreading

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large (1") orange-red Pea Family blooms; spring through summer

 

Zone

hardy to 20-25°

Description, Notes

Australian native subshrub grown for stunning dark bronze/black foliage with green margins; excellent candidate for dry shade gardens or those under oaks; hummingbird attractor; nice in containers

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia ‘Charles Grimaldi’

Common Name:

Angel’s Trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

huge (15”) golden yellow to golden orange flowers throughout the year

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia arborea

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large (to 10”) highly fragrant flowers year around once established

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Double White'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

dense white hairs, cream-white flowers with hose-in-hose arrangement of two or more trumpets

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Dr. Seuss'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

flowers change colors as plant grows, white to yellow to orange-gold

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Frosty Pink'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large (to 10”) highly fragrant flowers year around once established

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Jamaica Yellow'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pale yellow fragrant flowers bloom repeatedly

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Peaches and Cream'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

late blooming, sometimes variegated, coral/apricot colored flowers

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Pink Beauty'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rose/mauve flowers

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia sanguinea

Common Name:

Eagle Tree

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

10” long, slightly flared flowers are deep red with yellow veins, shading upward to yellow

Zone

more cold tolerant than most Angel’s trumpets taking temperatures down to 20 F

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia sanguinea - yellow flower

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rare plant has bright green leaves up to 8" and 10" flowers

Zone

zones 9-11

Description, Notes

 

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Shredded White'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white to near white fragrant flowers

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

blooms repeatedly, new hybrid with shredded floral tubes… WOW!

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia suaveolens variegata

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pure white fragrant flowers

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Brugmansia 'Velvet Rose'

Common Name:

Angel’s trumpet

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-14' X 6-12'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

larger than normal pink fragrant flowers

Zone

hardy to 20-25 degrees, frost sensitive at the tops, but usually rebound from the rootstock

Description, Notes

outstanding vigor, long blooming, highly scented, large (to 12") outrageous blooms, nice in containers

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

semi-evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-16" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

clump of heart-shaped silver leaves, bright blue Forget-me-not flowers appear in mid to late spring

Zone

hardy to -20° F

Description, Notes

patented plant from Michigan, brightens dark areas

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cannomois grandis 

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

15' tall X 5'-6' wide

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

plumy brown blooms spring through summer

 

Zone

hardy to 20-25°

Description, Notes

one of the showiest members of the Restionacea Family; this South African native features showy brown and red strapped culms rising to 15 feet; can be used in large containers; roots must be kept moist; no Phosphous fertilizer

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Carex buchananii 

Common Name:

Leatherleaf Sedge

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

1'-2' X 1'-2'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

insignificant

Zone

zones 6-10

Description, Notes

New Zealand native grass-like plant grown for bold orangey bronze foliage clumps; great along pathways, in mixed containers, or in mass plantings; deer resistant; non-invasive; low maintenance

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Carex buchananii 'Red Rooster' 

Common Name:

Leatherleaf Sedge

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

1'-3' X 2'-3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

insignificant

Zone

zones 7-11

Description, Notes

New Zealand native grass-like plant grown for bold bronzey red foliage clumps; great along pathways, in mixed containers, or in mass plantings; deer resistant; non-invasive; low maintenance

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Carex testacea 

Common Name:

Orange New Zealand Sedge

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

1'-2' X 1'-2'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

insignificant

Zone

zones 7-10

Description, Notes

New Zealand native grass-like plant with distinct orange foliage, brightest in the sun; great along pathways, in mixed containers, or in mass plantings; deer resistant; non-invasive; low maintenance

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Caryopteris incana

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

decidiuous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

36" X 36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright purple whorls of flowers in late summer to fall

Zone

zones 6-9

Description, Notes

attracts butterflies, deer-resistant, drought tolerant once established, no wet soil

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Durio' Pink Chablis

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial subshrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

1-4' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

covered in airy, soft rose-colored flowers starting in late summer thru late fall

Zone

zones 6-10

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Sterling Silver'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rare combination of silver foliage and whorls of blue flowers

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

very drought tolerant, long bloom season, scented foliage, attracts butterflies, deer resistant, prefers well-drained soil

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Catalpa X erubescens

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial tree

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

30-40' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

yellow flowers with deep maroon spots in early summer

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

attractive to bees, butterflies & birds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Catananche caerulea

Common Name:

Cupid's Dart

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

1-2' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

typically lavender blue flowers, emerging from interesting basal rosettes of spiky foliage

Zone

hardy to 0° F

Description, Notes

old garden favorite, nice dried flowers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Ceaonothus 'Tuxedo'

Common Name:

Tuxedo California Lilac

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial, fast growing

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' X 6-8'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

lavendar-blue blooms in fall, unlike other Ceonothus

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to 0° F

Description, Notes

dark black foliage, forms an eye-popping contrast with blue flowers, wind/salt/drought tolerant, nice as a hedge

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cestrum Newelii

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen subshrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' X 3-5'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright red tublar blooms year-round

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to 15-20° F

Description, Notes

dark green foliage, attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, excellent in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Chorizema 'Bush Flame'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

2-3' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

semi erect sprays of brilliant orange and pink pea flowers with some bloom almost the year around and peak flowering from fall through early spring

Zone

frost hardy to low 20° F

Description, Notes

Australian plant perfect for under oaks or dry shade

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cimicifugia atropurpurea

Common Name:

Bugbane

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-8' X 3-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

Scented ivory-white spikes of flowers in summer

Zone

zones 3-9

Description, Notes

constant moisture, back to mid border

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Clematis integrifolia

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

herbaceous, deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 24" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

solitary, bell-shaped, mid-blue/violet flowers with twisted sepals and cream colored anthers, flowers born in summer, upright (not vining) species

Zone

zones 3-7

Description, Notes

 

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Clematis rehderiana

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-20' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

magnificent species with delicately scented, primrose-yellow, nodding bells

Zone

zones 6-10

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Quick growing and vigorous, ideal for walls or growing through trees

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Clerodendrum bungei

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

6' X 6'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

profusions of pink hydrangea-like fragrant clusters throughout the year

Zone

hardy to 20° F, resprouts from crown with low temperatures

Description, Notes

elegant suckering shrub with large toothed leaves and dark purple veins that color-match the stems and flower buds; irresistible blooms

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Common Name:

Glorybower

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-15' X 10-15'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

multiple fragrant blue/white blooms in spring through summer

Zone

hardy to 20° F or less

Description, Notes

bushy, deer resistant, subshrub, known for electric blue berries in fall, great back-border plant (especially on the coast)

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Clerodendrum ugandense

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

8-10' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

elegant shrub, 1" two-toned flowers combining larger purple-blue lobe with smaller lavender ones

Zone

zones 9-11

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Attracts butterflies, deer-resistant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Clianthus puniceus 'Rosea'

Common Name:

Pink Kaka Beak

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial ranging subshrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 10' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

small wide spreading shrub/vine with bird beak shaped 2" rose flowers

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

national plant of New Zeland, CHOICE!

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Colocasia 'Black Magic'

Common Name:

Black Elephant Ear

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen, but deciduous in cold climates

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

36-48" X 36-48"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright yellow flowers mid-summer

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

requires consistently moist soil & food, dramatic black foliage, good in tubs and urns, works in indoor or pond situations

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Colocasia esculenta 'Jet Black Wonder'

Common Name:

Black Elephant Ear

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen, but deciduous in cold climates

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3-5' X 3-5'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white/yellow tubular calla-like blooms in summer

Zone

zones 9-11

Description, Notes

constant moisture; dramatic pure black arrow shaped foliage; works well in tubs, urns, ponds, and water gardens; showy

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Colocasia esculenta 'Illustris'

Common Name:

Imperial Taro

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous in cold climates

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

moist shade lover but will do best with some filtered sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 5' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

tolerant of boggy conditions, it offers a nice contrast to understory ferns. Large tropical leaf shaded dark gray to black highlighted with veins and edges of lime green

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Goes dormant somewhere around 45°F

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coprosma 'Black Cloud'

Common Name:

Mirror Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

3' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

 

Zone

zones 9-10, hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

New Zealand native known for its extra-glossy, reflective chocolate brown foliage; unique foliage stands-out in containers or the groun

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coprosma 'Evening Glow'

Common Name:

Mirror Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-5' X 3-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

 

Zone

zones 9-10, hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

New Zealand native subshrub grown for its extra glossy reflective yellow/red/orange/green variegation pattern allows for seamless combination in any color scheme, great in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'

Common Name:

Mirror Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-5' X 4-5'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

 

Zone

zones 9-10, hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

New Zealand native shrub grown for its extra-glossy, reflective red-orange-green-yellow variegation pattern; wide ranging variegation allows for seamless combination in any color scheme

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coprosma 'Tequila Sunrise'

Common Name:

Mirror Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

3' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

 

Zone

zones 9-10, hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

New Zealand native known for its extra-glossy, reflective red/yellow/green/dark copper variegation pattern; one of the more compact and showy selections of this genus

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline australis 'Pink Passion'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3-4' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white fragrant blooms in summer

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

startling bright pink variegated foliage includes shades of pinks, greys, purples, and whites; drought and deer resistant; great in mixed containers as an eye-catching centerpiece

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade (as with many in the genus, faster growing and longer color in partial shade)

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 20', but very slow growing

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

highly scented blooms in late spring to summer

Zone

zones 8-10, hardy to <15° F

Description, Notes

Palm-like plant with sensational bronzy-red sword-like leaves; easy and versatile; unique form allows placement in everything from xeriscaped to tropical gardens; great in containers or mixed arrangements

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 20', but very slow growing

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

scented white spear-like blooms emerge from tops in summer

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

New Zealand palm-like plant with dramatic, arching, sword shaped foliage; adds an exotic exclamation point to everything from xeriscaped to tropical gardens; foliage variegated with tones of pink/yellow/green, allowing this plant to seamlessly blend into any color palate; deer and drought resistant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline banksii 'Electric Pink'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-5' X 3-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant white flowers in spring

Zone

hardy to 15° F or lower

Description, Notes

shockingly bright pink Cordyline that grows more like a Phormium (NZ Flax); more clump forming than upright; variegated foliage (maroon on midrib, bright pink on edges); draws the eye in whether in container or in the landscape; RARE!!

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline 'Cha Cha'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3'-4' X 3'-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant blooms in spring/summer

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

another short Cordyline with outrageous coloring.; this one offers a mix of green, yellow, and warm apricot colored leaves; gives a grass-like effect with less maintenance; drought and wind resistant; great in containers or in the landscape.

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline 'Design A Line Burgundy'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

scented white/lilac blooms in summer

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to 15-20° F

Description, Notes

an impressive new clump-forming Cordyline which grows more like a Phormium (NZ Flax); deep burgandy foliage yields excellent contrast color whether in containers or planted in the landscape; tough yet elegant; deer resistant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cordyline 'Renegade'  

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

2'-3' X 2'-3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant white/lavendar blooms in winter

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

New Zealand native grass-like plant with glossy dark purple (almost black) foliage; compact form; perfect texture plant for the mid to front border; excellent in containers; deer resistant

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis Big Bang 'Cosmic Eye'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-16” X 12-16”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

easy to grow, yellow flower Coreopsis with wine-red centers

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

compact form and constant color allow for use in mixed containers, front and middle borders and rock gardens

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis 'Cranberry Ice'  

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

10" X 20"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

abundant cranberry colored blooms with a dappled white edge; repeat bloomers summer thru fall

Zone

zones 6-11

Description, Notes

another new hybrid grown for long blooms cycle and compact habit; nice cut flower; great in containers; attracts butterflies

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis 'Garnet'  

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 20"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

vivid garnet-red blooms summer through fall

Zone

zones 7-10

Description, Notes

compact habit and long lasting color make this variety great for both containers and in the landscape; attracts butterflies

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis grandiflora

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

clump forming, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-36” X 18”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

yellow 2" flowers, vigorous, from spring to late summer, long flowering

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Good cut flowers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis grandiflora 'Tequila Sunrise'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-18” X 12-18”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

yellow bloom with red-maroon eye in summer

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

hardy, easy to grow Coreopsis with breath-taking variegated foliage, nice in combination pots, deer and drought resistant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'

Common Name:

Fluted Tickseed

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-18" X 18-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

new hybrid with tubular (fluted) yellow petals, constant flowering

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

drought and deer resistant, attracts butterflies, its compact habit makes it perfect for the front border and mixed containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis 'Limerock Passion'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 16" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large pink to lavender daisy flowers, tender perennial

Zone

zones 5-8

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Deer-resistant, attracts butterflies, nice in mass

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Coreopsis 'Limerock Ruby'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-22" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large ruby-red daisy flowers with yellow center, tender perennial

Zone

zones 5-8

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Deer-resistant, attracts butterflies, nice in mass

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'

Common Name:

Smoke Tree

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10' X 10'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

panicles of dainty, airy, white flowers appear in spring/summer and give this plant its "smokey" appearance

Zone

zones 4-11

Description, Notes

small tree/shrub with brazen deep maroon foliage; great contrast color for a multitude of locations; drought tolerant once established; tolerates poor soil; central china to europe native

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’  

Common Name:

Hobbit Jade

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

2-3’ X 1-2’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink/white star shaped blooms

Zone

zones 9-10, hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

drought tolerant succulent variety grown for its red tipped, almost tubular, flashy leaves

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Crinodendron hookerianum

Common Name:

Lantern Tree

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

10-30' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

puffy scarlet-red heart-shaped flowers bloom late spring to summer

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Requires consistently moist soil

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Crinodendron patagua

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

30-40' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white to near white flowers bloom late spring to summer

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

attractive to bees, butterflies & birds, very high moisture needs

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Crinum nigra

Common Name:

Black Lily

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen, bulb

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant pink cluster blooms with long purple stalks & dark purple foliage

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Showy alone, rare

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Crocosmia aurea  

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

24" to 36" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bold displays of bright orange/yellow blooms summer through fall

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

South African Iris Family member with clumping sword-like foliage; plentiful blooms light up any garden and are a great cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'    

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

36" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

unusually bright red and orange blooms summer through fall

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

Iris Family member with clumping sword-like foliage; excellent cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Common Name:

Crocosmia

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous corm

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

35-47" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

clumps of green sword-shaped leaves, with tall, arching spikes of funnel-shaped red blossoms appearing in mid to late summer

Zone

hardy to 10° F or less

Description, Notes

cousins to the gladiola

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea aequipetala

Common Name:

Mexican Loosestrife

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade, taller and greener in shade. compact and darker in sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

2' X 24-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

slim leaves, topped with petite lilac and green tubular blossoms with deep purple petals

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

heavy bloomer, great groundcover & in containers

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea 'David Verity'

Common Name:

Cigar Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun or shade, taller and greener in shade. compact and darker in sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-36" X 24-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

red-orange blooms year round

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

almost black foliage in full sun, excellent contrast with bright orange blooms, hummingbird magnet, highly recommended for containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea ignea ‘Starfire pink’

Common Name:

Cigar plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

free-branching, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub/sub-shrub

Shade or Sun

sun or shade, taller and greener in shade. compact and darker in sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-36" X 24-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink/white/blue tubular flowers all year long

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

hummingbird magnet, highly recommended for containers

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea llavea

Common Name:

Bat faced Cuphea

Deciduous or Evergreen

mounding, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-24” X 24-36”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

vibrant red & purple tubular flowers with upward facing red petals resemble the face of a bat, hence the common name

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

attracts hummingbirds, great in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea micropetala

Common Name:

Candy Corn Plant

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

free branching groundcover/ subshrub

Shade or Sun

sun or shade, taller and greener in shade. compact and darker in sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

36” X 24-36”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

slightly scaly mid-green leaves, brilliant bright orange, white, yellow, green flowers in nest of soft hairs from summer to autumn

Zone

hardy to at least 25° F

Description, Notes

attracts hummingbirds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea oreophila 'Orange Flame'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen, subshrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 3-1/2' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright orange blossoms thru spring & summer

Zone

tender

Description, Notes

large puffy orange blooms, hummingbird magnet

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Cuphea 'Strybing Sunset'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade inland

Height x Width
& How Stands

3’ X 3’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

masses of orange-tubular blooms with blue/purple stamen throughout the year

Zone

zones 9-11

Description, Notes

excellent in containers for constant color; attracts hummingbirds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Cyperus papyrus  

Common Name:

Papyrus

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8’ tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

small blooms emerge from upper leaf tips

Zone

zones 9-11

Description, Notes

nice in containers, but perfect in or around water features; can be submerged

Photo

link

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