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’.

Aquatics · Perennial

Nymphaea spp. & cvs.

Scientific name: Nymphaea spp. & cvs. Family: NYMPHACEAE Common names: “Water lily” “lotus” Plant Type: Aquatic perennial Conditions: Zone: 3 – 12 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Loamy clay Moisture: Submerged in still or slow moving water Aesthetic: Plant Size: H & W 3-8′ Leaf and Stem shape: Floating, rounded leaves Flower: White flowers… Continue reading Nymphaea spp. & cvs.

Tree

Carpinus caroliniana

Scientific name: Carpinus caroliniana Family: BETULACEAE Common names: “American hornbeam” “blue-beech” “ironwood” “musclewood” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 2-9 Light: Full sun – shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Slightly acidic soil Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 25-30′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Serrated, elliptic-oval, dark green leaves Flower: Insignificant green or white catkin flowers… Continue reading Carpinus caroliniana

Drought Resistance · Tree

Gleditsia triacanthos

Scientific name: Gleditsia triacanthos Family: FABACEAE Common names: “Common honeylocust” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed Soil: Average – humus rich, handles clay Moisture: Moist well drained – drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: 60-80′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Bipinnate leaves with golden yellow-green leaflets, on thorny stems Flower:  Inconspicuous greenish… Continue reading Gleditsia triacanthos

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Sanguisorba officinalis

Scientific name: Sanguisorba officinalis Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Greater burnet” “Burnet bloodwort” Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Exposed Soil: Fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnate leaves with rounded or oblong leaflets Flower: Maroon flowers in… Continue reading Sanguisorba officinalis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Fragrant Flowers · Groundcover · Perennial

Convallaria majalis

Scientific name: Convallaria majalis Family: ASPARGACEAE Common names: “Lily of the valley” “May lily” “Our Lady’s tears” “May bells” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Part – full shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile loamy clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6-8″ W 8-12″ – groundcover Leaf and Stem shape: Wide linear… Continue reading Convallaria majalis

Attracts Hummingbirds! · Beneficial Insects! · Bulbs · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Mediterranean · Perennial

Nectaroscordum siculum

Scientific name: Nectaroscordum siculum Synonym: Allium nectaracsardium , Allium siculum, Allium siculum subsp. dioscoridis, Allium bulgaricum Family: ALLIACEAE Common names: “Sicilian honey garlic” “Bulgarian honey garlic” “Mediterranean bells” “Honey lily” Plant Type: Perennial bulb Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any well drained, sandy mix Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant once established Aesthetic: Plant Size: H… Continue reading Nectaroscordum siculum