Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub · Weeds & Invasive Plants

Buddleja davidii

Scientific name: Buddleja davidii Synonym: Buddleja variabilis Family: SCROPHULARIACEAE Common names: “Butterfly bush” “summer lilac” “orange eye” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Moist well drained, handles drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-12′ W 3-6′ Leaf and Stem shape: Arching shoots with lance-shaped,…… Continue reading Buddleja davidii

Beneficial Insects! · Drought Resistance · Herb Garden · Vine

Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’

Scientific name: Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ Family: CANNABACEAE Common names: “Golden hops” Plant Type: Herbaceous vine Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any, average – fertile Moisture: Moist well drained, tolerant of some drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H15-25′ W 3-6′ Leaf and Stem shape: Vigorous climber with rough twining stems and deeply palmately-lobed…… Continue reading Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’

Groundcover · Perennial · Vancouver Island Native

Vancouveria hexandra

Scientific name: Vancouveria hexandra Family: BERBERIDACEAE Common names: “Inside-out flower” “American barrenwort” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-7 Light: Part shade – Full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Organically rich acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-1.5′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Basal leaves, each leaf with 3-lobed, heart-shaped leaflets Flower: Drooping…… Continue reading Vancouveria hexandra

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Kalmia latifolia

Scientific name: Kalmia latifolia  Family: ERICACEAE Common names: “Mountain laurel” “calico bush” “spoonwood tree” Plant Type: Evergreen shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5-15′ Leaf and Stem shape: Glossy dark green leaves Flower: Large clusters of…… Continue reading Kalmia latifolia

Fragrant Flowers · Tree

Styrax japonicus

Scientific name: Styrax japonicus Family: STYRACACEAE Common names: “Japanese snowbell” “snowflake flower” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Acidic humus rich Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 20-30′ Leaf and Stem shape: Finely-pointed ovate leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn Flower: Bell-shaped,…… Continue reading Styrax japonicus

Shrub · Tree

Rhus typhina

Scientific name: Rhus typhina Synonym: Rhus hirta Family: ANACARDIACAEA Common names: ” Staghorn sumac” “Stag’s horn sumach” “vinegar tree” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed, handles seaside conditions Soil: Any, rocky gravel, handles clay Moisture: Well drained with low water – drought tolerant…… Continue reading Rhus typhina

Drought Resistance · Perennial · Succulent

Aloe spp. & cvs’.

Scientific name: Aloe spp. & cvs’. Family: ASPHODELACEAE Common names: “Aloe” Plant Type: Evergreen succulent perennial Conditions: Zone: 9+ Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Sandy loam Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 5″ – 20′ Leaf and Stem shape: Fleshy succulent leaves with soft spikes along the edges Flower: Spires of tall…… Continue reading Aloe spp. & cvs’.