Beneficial Insects! · Edible · Herb Garden · Perennial

Myrrhis odorata

Scientific name: Myrrhis odorata Family: APIACEAE Common names: “Sweet cicely” “Anice” “myrrh” “sweet bracken” “sweet chervil” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Part shade – full shade, tolerates full sun with more water Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich deep soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-4′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Myrrhis odorata

Annual · Perennial · Tropical

Mimosa pudica

Scientific name: Mimosa pudica Family: FABACEAE or MIMOSACEAE Common names: “shy plant” “touch-me-not” “sensitive plant” “dormilones” “action plant” “humble plant” “live and die” Plant Type: Annual or short lived evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 9-11 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loam Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-18″ W 18-36″… Continue reading Mimosa pudica

Tree · Tropical

Mitragyna speciosa

Scientific name: Mitragyna speciosa Family: RUBIACEAE Common names: “Kratom” Plant Type: Tropical evergreen tree Conditions: Zone: 9 – 11 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile, slightly acidic between 5.5-6.5 Moisture: Evenly moist well drained, high humidity Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50-80′ W , trunks grow up to 3′ diameter Leaf and Stem shape: Deeply veined, large… Continue reading Mitragyna speciosa

Drought Resistance · Shrub

Taxus x media

Scientific name: Taxus x media Family: TAXACEAE Common names: “Yew” “Anglojap yew” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-7 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered from drying winds Soil: Fertile – sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, will not tolerate wet soils, handles some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 8-15′ W 5-10′ Leaf and Stem shape: Branches with spreading,… Continue reading Taxus x media

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Fragrant Flowers · Mediterranean · Perennial

Iris germanica

Scientific name: Iris germanica Synonym: Iris mesopotamica, Iris ‘Florentina’ blue Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: “bearded iris” “common German flag” “common iris” “orris root” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-10 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil:Alkaline, sandy loam, doesn’t like clay Moisture: Well drained, dry, needs to dry out in the summer Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-3′ W 1-2′ Leaf and… Continue reading Iris germanica

Deer Resistant Plants! · Shrub · Tree · Weeds & Invasive Plants

Ilex aquifolium

Scientific name: Ilex aquifolium Family: AQUIFOLIACEAE Common names: “Holly” “English holly” “holm” “hulst” “hulver” Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen shrub or tree Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun – partial shade, less fruit in deeper shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-50′ W 15-25′… Continue reading Ilex aquifolium

Fragrant Flowers · Groundcover · Perennial

Viola odorata

Scientific name: Viola odorata Family: VIOLACEAE Common names: “Violets” “sweet violet” “English violet” “florist’s violet” “garden violet” “March violet” “sweet pansy” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-6 Light: Full sun – deep shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Average – any Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 2-4″ W ∞ infinite spread Leaf and Stem… Continue reading Viola odorata