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Monarda didyma cvs

Scientific name: Monarda didyma Synonym: Monarda coccinea, Monarda didyma ‘Red Colours’, Monarda kalmiana, Monarda oswegoensis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Bee balm” “Bergamot” “hare mint” “Indian plume” “lad’s love”  “mountain mint” “Oswego tea” “Robin-run-around” “rose balm” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Humus rich loam with good moisture… Continue reading Monarda didyma cvs

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Miscanthus sinensis

Scientific name: Miscanthus sinensis Family: POACEAE Common names: “Eulalia grass” Plant Type: Deciduous perennial grass Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Best in full sun, can take some light shade Exposure: Sheltered or exposed Soil: Any soil, tolerates clay Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 4-12′ W 2-4′ Leaf and Stem shape: free-flowering, with arching leaves with white… Continue reading Miscanthus sinensis

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Gillenia trifoliata

Scientific name: Gillenia trifoliata Synonym: Porteranthus trifoliatus Family: ROSACEAE Common names: “Bowman’s root” “false ipecac” “Indian hippo” “Indian physic” “western dropwort” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – light shade, grows lower and trailing when in shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile, less clay, acidic Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 24-36″… Continue reading Gillenia trifoliata

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Gaura lindheimeri

Scientific name: Gaura lindheimeri Family: ONAGRACEAE Common names: “White gaura” “Lindheimer’s beeblossom” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best, handles some light shade Exposure: Exposed Soil: Best with average soil, but grows in rocky poor soils, prefers less clay Moisture: Well drained – dry Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 3-5′ W 1-3′ Leaf and… Continue reading Gaura lindheimeri

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Echinops bannaticus

Scientific name: Echinops bannaticus Synonym: Echinops ritro  Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Globe thistle” “blue globe thistle” “Hungarian globe thistle” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial with evergreen basal growth Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun best, will handle some shade but if too much shade than the stalks will become too elongated and floppy Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil:… Continue reading Echinops bannaticus