Conifer · Drought Resistance · Tree

Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) ‘Glauca Pendula’

Scientific name: Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) ‘Glauca Pendula’ Synonym: Cedrus libani subsp. atlantica ‘Glauca Pendula’ Family: PINACEAE Common names: “Weeping blue Atlas cedar” Plant Type: Evergreen conifer Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds Soil: Deep soil best Moisture: Average well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: H as tall as staked, or 12-24′ W… Continue reading Cedrus atlantica (Glauca Group) ‘Glauca Pendula’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Grass · Perennial

Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Variegata’

Scientific name: Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Variegata’ Synonym: Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea ‘Variegata’ , Molinia caerulea ‘Variegata’ Family: POACEAE Common names: “Variegated purple moor grass” Plant Type: Deciduous perennial grass Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun – part shade, prefers less hot sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Rich acidic soil Moisture: Evenly moist, handles damp sites with good drainage Aesthetic:… Continue reading Molinia caerulea subsp. caerulea ‘Variegata’

Deer Resistant Plants! · Perennial

Hesperantha coccinea

Scientific name: Hesperantha coccinea Family: IRIDACEAE Common names: “Crimson flag lily” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial , can be evergreen Conditions: Zone: 7-9 Light: Full sun, grows in shadier spots but with less flowers Exposure: Sheltered from cold drying winds Soil: Moderately fertile soil Moisture: Evenly moist through the growing season Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 12-24″ W 18-24″… Continue reading Hesperantha coccinea


Dahlia spp. & cvs.

Scientific name: Dahlia spp. & cvs. Family: ASTERACEAE Common names: “Dahlia” Plant Type: Herbaceous tuberous perennial Conditions: Zone: 8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile humus rich soil Moisture: Moist-average well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 3-4′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Pinnately divided leaves Flower: Intense sometimes double flowerheads with flat or slightly incurved florets… Continue reading Dahlia spp. & cvs.

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Perennial

Colchicum autumnale

Scientific name: Colchicum autumnale Synonym: Colchicum autumnale var. minor hort. , Colchicum autumnale ‘Wild Form’ , Colchicum haynaldii , Colchicum pannonicum Family: COLCHICACEAE Common names: “Naked ladies” “Autumn-flowering crocus” “meadow saffron” Plant Type: Cormous herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun best, can take part shade but with fewer flowers Exposure: Sheltered from overhead watering and strong winds… Continue reading Colchicum autumnale


Stewartia pseudocamellia

Scientific name: Stewartia pseudocamellia Family: THEACEAE Common names: “Japanese stewartia” “deciduous camellia” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 5-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered from strong winds essential Soil: Rich acidic soil Moisture: Average – moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: H 30-60′ W 20-25′ , slow growing Leaf and Stem shape: Pronounced zig-zaggy… Continue reading Stewartia pseudocamellia

Hort. Ed. BC plants · Tree

Quercus rubra

Scientific name: Quercus rubra Synonym: Quercus borealis Family: FAGACEAE Common names: “Northern red oak” “American red oak” “red oak” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 4-8 Light: Full sun Exposure: Exposed or sheltered Soil: Prefers fertile deep acidic soil, adapts to a wide range Moisture: Moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 50-75′ H & W , fast… Continue reading Quercus rubra