Attracts Hummingbirds! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Pulmonaria spp. & cvs

Scientific name: Pulmonaria spp. & cvs Synonym: Family: BORAGINACEAE Common names: “lungwort” “Jerusalem sage” “Adam and Eve” “Bedlam cowslip” “beggar’s basket” “bugloss cowslip” “Jerusalem cowslip” “lady’s cowslip” “lady’s milk” “Mary’s honeysuckle” “Mary’s tears” “sage of Bethlehem” “soldiers and sailors” “spotted dog” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full shade – partial shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil:… Continue reading Pulmonaria spp. & cvs

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Primula vulgaris

Scientific name: Primula vulgaris Synonym: Primula acaulis , Primula grandiflora , Primula uniflora Gmelin , Primula vernalis Family: PRIMULACEAE Common names: “primrose” “blue primrose” “culver keys” Plant Type: Herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun in colder climates – partial shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Humus rich soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained, handles drier conditions in summer Aesthetic:… Continue reading Primula vulgaris

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’

Scientific name: Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’ Family: ACORACEAE Common names: “Variegated sweet flag” Plant Type: Evergreen perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – bright shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Any moist soil, even heavy clay Moisture: Wet sites, marginal aquatic – tolerates 3″ of water, will scorch if too dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 6″-14″ W 10″-12″ Leaf and… Continue reading Acorus gramineus ‘Ogon’

Bulbs · Spring Ephemeral

Scilla siberica

Scientific name: Scilla siberica Family: ASPARAGACEAE Common names: “Siberian squill” Plant Type: Bulb Conditions: Zone: 2-8 Light: Full sun – light shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Any soil, prefers less clay Moisture: Well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4″-12″ W 4″-12″ Leaf and Stem shape: Narrow strap-shaped leaves and purplish stems Flower: Short racemes with 2-5 nodding,… Continue reading Scilla siberica

Edible · Tree

Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’

Scientific name: Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’ Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Purple leafed plum” “Pissard plum” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 6-8 Light: Full sun best, dappled shade ok Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average soil fertility Moisture: Moist well-drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 50′ W 50′ Leaf and Stem shape: Deep blackish-purple twigs and leaves Flower: Pale pink-white, solitary… Continue reading Prunus cerasifera ‘Pissardii’

Edible · Tree

Prunus x blireana

Scientific name: Prunus x blireana Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Purple leafed plum” “Blireana plum” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best, dappled shade ok Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average soil fertility Moisture: Moist well-drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 25′ W 20′ Leaf and Stem shape: Leaves reddish-purple at first, greenish bronze by summer Flower: Semi-double,… Continue reading Prunus x blireana

Shrub · Tree

Cornus mas

Scientific name: Cornus mas Family: CORNACEAE Common names: “Cornelian cherry” “cornel” “sorbet” “edible dogwood” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub or small tree Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun best, tolerates partial shade Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Average soil Moisture: Moist well drained, handles too wet or too dry conditions better than most dogwoods Aesthetic: Plant Size: H… Continue reading Cornus mas