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
Image Search results pages. Not all the photos on those
pages are of the particular plant in question.


Scientific Name:

Gaillardia aristata 'Gallo Dark Bicolor'

Common Name:

Blanket Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 16"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bicolor blooms are deep red in the middle with yellow edges, spring thru fall

Zone

zones 6-11

Description, Notes

mounding perennial grown for compact habit and plentiful summer blooms; butterfly attractor; drought tolerant once established; nice in containers/borders; tolerates poor soils; nice cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Gaillardia aristata 'Oranges and Lemons'

Common Name:

Blanket Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

24" X 18"-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

golden-orange centered blooms with creamy yellow tips spring thru fall

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

larger Blanket Flower with startlingly bright blooms; perfect for a statement in the mid to front border; long-lasting color; butterfly attractor; drought tolerant once established; nice in containers/borders; tolerates poor soils; great cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Gaillardia grandiflora 'Fanfare Blaze'

Common Name:

Blanket Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pinwheels of trumpet shaped burnt orange blooms spring thru fall

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

another Gaillardia with "conversation piece" blooms on a compact plant; butterfly attractor; drought tolerant once established; nice in containers/borders; tolerates poor soils; great cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Gaura lind. "Blushing Butterflies"

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-24" X 12"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

blush pink blooms held up on dark green foliage

Zone

zones 5-10

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Old garden favorite, attracts hummingbirds, heat & drought tolerant, long bloomer

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Geum coccineum 'Mrs. Bradshaw'

Common Name:

Avens

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

clump forming perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-24" X 12"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

blooms in early spring and again in fall

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

hardy, easy to grow, attracts butterflies, cold and heat tolerant; perfect along pathways

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Geum 'Totally Tangerine'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 18", with flower stems to 30"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

multiple stalks of single apricot blooms in early spring and again in fall

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

hardy, easy to grow perennial which is cold and heat tolerant; early bloomer; perfect along pathways

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Grevillea 'Canberra Gem'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-10’ X 6-8’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

clusters of red blooms regularly spring-summer

Zone

hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

versatile, tough plant with short dark green needle-like foliage; drought and deer resistant; attracts hummingbirds; nice hedge

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Grevillea ‘Noelii’  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3-5’ X 6-8’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink/white blooms spring to summer

Zone

hardy to 20-25° F

Description, Notes

cascading arms of needle-like foliage tipped in blooms which attract hummingbirds; drought and deer resistant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Gunnera manicata

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen in the warmest climates; winter deciduous elsewhere

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade unless submerged in water (where full sun is available)

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' X 8-10'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

conversation piece "corn cob" flowers in shades of green, gold, and red emerge from base in spring to summer

Zone

zones 7-10

Description, Notes

great near pools and water features, GIGANTIC hairy leaves appreciate humidity and moist / boggy conditions, deer tolerant

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Halimiocistus wintonensis 'Merrist Wood Cream'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

3' X 5'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

flat, round creamy or primrose-yellow flowers with dark yellow anthers, separated by a zone of chocolately marroon-red

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

water-conserving plant, contained Cistus to only 3' tall

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Hebe albicans 'Red Edge'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

2’ X 2-3’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink/mauve to white flowers in summer

Zone

zones 7-10

Description, Notes

hardy subshrub grown for its smooth textured silver/green foliage with a red edge; compact with symmetrical landscape lines

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Hebe ‘Amy’

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3-4' X 3-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

dark green leaves tinged purplish red beneath, short, dense spikes of purple flowers from summer through fall

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

hardy, attractive dark foliage, attracts hummingbirds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Hebe 'Pretty In Pink'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink pendant recemes summer through winter

Zone

hardy to 0° F

Description, Notes

drought resistant once established; foundational shrub known for its dark burgundy new foliage; excellent in mixed arrangements, the front border, and cascading through rock garden

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Hebe speciosa 'Tricolor'

Common Name:

Purple Tips

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

3-4' X 3-4'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

medium violet-purple flowers bloom on 3" spikes in the summer months

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

loud three-color foliage, makes an impact in any garden, attracts hummingbirds, container ready

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Heuchera 'Blackout'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 12"-18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

cream bell-shaped blooms in summer

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

tidy clumping hybrid grown for obsidian-like shiny black/deep purple foliage; great in mixed arrangements/borders; nicely paired with grasses or silver toned plants; attracts butterflies and hummingbirds

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

Common Name:

Coral Bells

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 12-18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white sprays of bell shaped blooms in spring-summer

Zone

zones 3-9

Description, Notes

the original purple Coral Bells; hardy, clumping perennial with shiny deep purple/maroon maple-like foliage; great in mixed arrangements, borders; flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Heuchera 'Silver Scrolls'

Common Name:

Coral Bells

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12" X 12"-15"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rose pink to cream sprays of bell shaped blooms in spring-early summer

Zone

zones 3-9

Description, Notes

new hybrid featuring bold, metallic, silver foliage with showy violet purple veination and undersides; stained glass- like foliage brightens dark areas; great in mixed arrangements, borders; flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Heuchera villosa 'Caramel'     

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12” X 12-15”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

cream flowers in midsummer

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

fuzzy yellow/orange leaves with red tint once established; mounding foliage plant great for dark areas and mixed arrangements; hardy

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Hosta seiboldiana 'Francis Williams'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 24" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white flowers with blue-green foliage

Zone

zones 3-9

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Provide bright color in shade with wonderful foliage

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nigra'

Common Name:

Black Stem Hydrangea

Deciduous or Evergreen

strongly branched deciduous shrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial, shrub

Shade or Sun

partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

purple-black stems in winter; soft pink to mauve-blue flowers

Zone

zones 6

Description, Notes

outrageous black stems make this hydrangea unique!

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Impatiens arguta

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen where protected

Perennial or Annual

tender perennial

Shade or Sun

partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 18" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

lilac-blue 2" long, tubular, flaring, flowers from summer till fall

Zone

frost sensitive

Description, Notes

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

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Impatiens oliveri

Common Name:

Poor Man's Rhododendron

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 5-6' X 5-6'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

large (2") pinkish white flowers all year

Zone

zones 10-11, tender

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Color for full shade all year long, good for narrow upright situations, nice in containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron'

Common Name:

Japanese Blood Grass

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-18" X 12-18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rarely flowers

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

slow clumping grass grown for red tipped leaves which intensify with the seasons; nice in edging, containers, or in mass; excellent in the wind; deer resistant

Photo

(coming soon)
 

Scientific Name:

Iochroma cyaneum

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 8' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

eye catching clusters of tubular dark purple flowers

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

attracts hummingbirds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Iochroma cyaneum ‘Magenta’

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen shrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial shade to full sun on the coast

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 10’ tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fast growing, brilliant, pure magenta, fuchsia-like flowers born in clusters of up to 20 near branch tips, flowers from spring to fall or year around in frost-free areas

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

attracts hummingbirds

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Iochroma fuchsioides

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

8' X 8'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright orange clusters of tublar blooms in spring and summer

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

hummingbird attractor with dark green shiny leaves

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Iochroma grandiflora

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen shrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub to small tree

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 15' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pendant clusters of large (to 4”) light purple tubular flowers all year around

Zone

protect from hard frost

Description, Notes

a hummingbird delight, rarely seen and a true specimen

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Iris ensata 'mixed'

Common Name:

Japanese Water Iris

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-36" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

flowers are huge (up to 8" across), orchid-like, heavily veined with crepe-like texture

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

[WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT GROWING THIS PLANT. FOR INFORMATION ONLY] Tall, stately with lush green foliage, can grow in pure water!

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Iris laevigata 'Variegata'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-18" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant violet/lavender to purple flowers are held on 28" stems

Zone

zones 3-9

Description, Notes

deer resistant, rarely seen variegated foliage

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Ischyrolepsis subverticillata

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' X 24-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

 

Zone

zones 9-11, hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

show stopping giant horsetail-like plant with orange/brown bracts along tails; Restionancaea family; South African native; no phosphorus fertilizer; wind tolerant; requires well-drained soil; good in large containers

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Ismene festalis 'Exotica'  

Common Name:

White Peruvian Daffodil

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

20-26” X 18-24”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fragrant pure white (6-8”) showy blooms in summer,

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

lasts 1 week as a cut flower; amaryllis-like foliage

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Isoplexis canariensis

Common Name:

Canary Island Foxglove

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 4-5’ tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

spikes of hot orange/apricot, trumpet shaped flowers from late summer to autumn

Zone

hardy to 20° F

Description, Notes

rarely seen hummingbird attractor

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Isopogon formosus

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

purple Protea-like flowers appear from mid winter to early summer

Zone

protect from hard frost

Description, Notes

low water needs, no phosphorus fertilizer, great cut, dried flower

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Kirengeshoma palmata

Common Name:

Yellow Wax Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-48" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

waxy yellow flowers bloom late summer to fall

Zone

hardy to 15° F

Description, Notes

requires consistently moist soil

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'

Common Name:

Yellow Archangel

Deciduous or Evergreen

semi-deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-9" X 12-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

whorls of yellow flowers in spring

Zone

zones 4-8

Description, Notes

eye-popping variegated foliage, nice shade groundcover, good in mixed arrangement

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lamium maculatum 'Anne Greenway'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8” X 12-18”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

mauve pink tubular blooms summer-fall

Zone

zones 3-8

Description, Notes

eye catching yellow/green foliage with silver accents; nice groundcover for shady areas, mixed arrangements

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-9" X 12-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

extra showy violet-lavender flowers in spring through fall

Zone

zones 3-10

Description, Notes

variegated silver-grey foliage, great shade groundcover, deer and rabbit resistant, attracts hummingbirds, nice in mixed arrangements

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lamium maculatum 'Shell Pink'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-9" X 12-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

pink flowers from late spring to fall

Zone

zones 3-10

Description, Notes

variegated silver-grey foliage, great shade groundcover, deer and rabbit resistant, attracts hummingbirds, nice in mixed arrangements

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'  

Common Name:

English Lavender

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

18” X 18-24”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright lavender/blue blooms throughout the year

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

very hardy, early flowering; attracts butterflies; fragrant flowers and foliage; drought and deer resistant; nice cut flower

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavandula angustifolia 'Violet Intrigue'  

Common Name:

English Lavender

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

12-24” X 12-24”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

deep, vibrantly violet blooms on stiff upright stems throughout the year

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

lush silver green foliage; attracts butterflies; fragrant flowers and foliage; drought and deer resistant; nice cut flower

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavandula stoechas 'Otto Quast'  

Common Name:

Spanish Lavender

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

1‘ X 2-3’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

dark purple flower spiked topped with large (1”) petal-like bracts

Zone

zone 5-9, hardy to 0-10° F

Description, Notes

grey/green foliage; attracts butterflies; fragrant flowers and foliage; drought and deer resistant; nice cut flower

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavandula stoechas 'Silver Anouk'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

24"-36" X 24"-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

profusion of dark purple flowers topped with light purple wings spring-fall

Zone

zone 6-11

Description, Notes

an excellent choice for the taller Spanish Lavender; the soft silver foliage contrasts sharply with the dusky purple blooms; drought and deer resistant; scented cut flowers; attracts butterflies

Photo

(coming soon)

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavatera clementii 'Kew Rose'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to part shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8' X 6-8' if unpruned,
large (to 3")

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

rosy pink blooms spring thru fall

Zone

zone 5-9

Description, Notes

prolific blooming perennial; drought tolerant once established; nice in mixed borders/hedges; great cut flower

Photo

(coming soon)

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lavatera X clementii 'Lavender Lady'  

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-6’ X 4-6’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

light purple blooms with darker purple veins late sumeer and fall

Zone

zone 5-9

Description, Notes

hardy, erect, subshrub with grey/green pillowy leaves

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Leonotis leonurus

Common Name:

Lion’s Tail

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial, shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

dense whorls of tubular, deep orange flowers in summer

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to low 20's

Description, Notes

makes a nice cut flower, little to no watering once established, attracts hummingbirds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Leonotis leonurus ‘Alba’

Common Name:

White Lion’s Tail

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial, shrub

Shade or Sun

full sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

many dense whorls of tubular, slightly curved white flowers in summer

Zone

zones 8-11, hardy to low 20°'s

Description, Notes

makes a nice cut flower, little to no watering once established, attracts hummingbirds

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Leymus arenarius 'Findhorn'

Common Name:

Dwarf Blue Rye

Deciduous or Evergreen

deciduous

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

1' X 2'-3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

insignificant flower

Zone

zones 4-9, hardy to -25° F

Description, Notes

ornamental grass grown for metallic blue/silver foliage clumps and short habit; drought and deer resistant; perfect on banks for erosion control, dry shade/under oaks

Photo

(coming soon)

 

Scientific Name:

Libertia ixioides 'Goldfinger'

Common Name:

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

18" X 18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

small white iris family blooms in spring and summer

Zone

zones 7-11

Description, Notes

variegated orange foliage with yellow and green accents; another excellent orange leafed libertia perfect for accent plantings, front borders, and mixed containers; New Zealand native; likes well drained soils

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Libertia ixioides 'Taupo Blaze'   

Common Name:

New Zealand Iris

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-24” X 18-24”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

clusters of white star shaped blooms (summer-fall) followed by orange berries

Zone

hardy to 0°'s

Description, Notes

word-like foliage changes in color from bluish green in summer to orange/gold/red in the fall/winter; cold tolerant; nice in mixed containers; well drained soil

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Libertia peregrinans

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

18-24" tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

white flowers bloom midsummer

Zone

hardy to 15° F or less

Description, Notes

Iris family clumper grown for orange striped foliage, sensational in mass

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Ligularia dentata ‘Desdemona’

Common Name:

Big Leaf Goldenray

Deciduous or Evergreen

clumping, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

partial sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

36-48" X 24-36"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

grown primarily for its stately foliage (to 1’ across) with purple leafstalks, veins, and undersides, in midsummer to early fall produces heads of yellow/orange daisy-like flowers

Zone

zones 4-8

Description, Notes

prefers moist, rich soil, an excellent plant for ponds, streamsides, or other wet areas

Photo

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Scientific Name:

Ligularia przewalski

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

clumping, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

4-6' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

narrow spires of yellow flowers mid to late summer

Zone

zones 4-8

Description, Notes

prefers moist, rich soil, an excellent plant for ponds, streamsides, or other wet areas

Photo

link

 
 

Scientific Name:

Lobelia fulgens ‘Queen Victoria’

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

shade unless submerged in water (where full sun is available)

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-36" X 12-18"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

deep scarlet 1" flower, late summer to mid autumn, water loving

Zone

zones 4-9

Description, Notes

water loving, can be used in ponds, hummingbird attractor, very attractive dark maroon foliage all year long

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lobelia laxiflora

Common Name:

 

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen shrub

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to dry shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 3' tall

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

tubular red/yellow/orange “Candy Cone” flowers, all year long!

Zone

zones 4-10

Description, Notes

low to moderate water, hardy, California native, perfect for under Oaks, hummingbird attractor

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lobelia siphilitica

Common Name:

Blue Cardinal Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

clump forming, evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-48” X 12”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

long lasting 1-1.5” bright blue-purple or white flowers with green bracts from summer to autumn

Zone

zones 5-9

Description, Notes

a strong grower, prefers moist soils, hummingbird attractor

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Loropetalum chinense 'Purple Majesty'  

Common Name:

Fringe Flower

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

6-8’ X 6-8’

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

bright puffs of pink blooms throughout the year

Zone

hardy to 15-20° F

Description, Notes

exquisitely dropping dark burgundy/purple foliage; versatile uses include hedging and as container specimens; CHOICE!

Photo

n/a

 

Scientific Name:

Lotus berthelotii 'Scarlet'

Common Name:

Parrot's Beak

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 6" tall and spreading

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

dramatic parrot's beak shaped scarlet flowers in summer and fall

Zone

zones 8-11

Description, Notes

divided silver-grey trailing foliage contrasts wonderfully with showy red blooms; excellent in hanging baskets, as a groundcover, or as an unusual accent to mixed containers; indoor or out; likes regular moisture

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lychnis coronaria

Common Name:

Rose Campion

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-26" X 12-24"

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

fuzzy pink solitary flowers from spring through summer

Zone

zones 4-8

Description, Notes

hardy 'generalist' grower, attractive hairy silver foliage, reseeds

Photo

link

 

Scientific Name:

Lysimachia atropurpurea

Common Name:

Burgundy Gooseneck

Deciduous or Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial or Annual

perennial

Shade or Sun

full sun to partial shade

Height x Width
& How Stands

24-36” X 24”

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

unusual spikes of dark purple nodding flowers from spring through fall

Zone

zones 4-8

Description, Notes

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

Photo

link

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