Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Fragrant Flowers · Shrub

Elaeagnus multiflora

Scientific name: Elaeagnus multiflora Family: ELAEAGNACEAE Common names: “Goumi” “silverberry” Plant Type: Deciduous shrub Conditions: Zone: 4-9 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – poor, nitrogen fixer so prefers less fertile soils Moisture: Well drained, drought tolerant Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-8′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Young branches with brown scales,… Continue reading Elaeagnus multiflora

Drought Resistance · Edible · Tree

Ziziphus jujuba

Scientific name: Ziziphus jujuba Synonym: Ziziphus zizyphus Family: RHAMNACEAE Common names: “Jujube” “red date” “Chinese date” “Korean date” Plant Type: Deciduous tree Conditions: Zone: 6-9 Light: Full sun Exposure: Sheltered, hot location Soil: Prefers less clay, handles high alkalinity & poor soil Moisture: Moist well drained, handles drought Aesthetic: Plant Size: H  15-30′ W 15-25′ Leaf and Stem shape:… Continue reading Ziziphus jujuba

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Sub-Shrub

Salvia officinalis

Scientific name: Salvia officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Sage” “common garden sage” “sauge” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen sun-shrub Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun best – light shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average – loam Moisture: Well drained, dry – drought tolerant, avoid winter wet Aesthetic: Plant Size: 2-3′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Very aromatic, finely… Continue reading Salvia officinalis

Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Perennial

Melissa officinalis

Scientific name: Melissa officinalis Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Lemon balm” “balm leaf” “balm oil plant” “barm leaf” “bee balm” “dropsywort” “honey plant” “pimentary” “sweet balm” “sweet Mary” “tea balm” Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Conditions: Zone: 3-8 Light: Full sun – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Average, tolerates clay Moisture: Well drained, dry – medium, enjoys some… Continue reading Melissa officinalis

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Origanum vulgare

Scientific name: Origanum vulgare Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Oregano” “pot marjoram” “English marjoram” “grove marjoram” “wintersweet” Plant Type: Woody based deciduous perennial Conditions: Zone: 4-10 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered, hot location Soil: Rich sandy loam, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, some drought tolerance Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-2′ H &… Continue reading Origanum vulgare

Beneficial Insects! · Deer Resistant Plants! · Drought Resistance · Edible · Groundcover · Herb Garden · Mediterranean · Perennial · Shrub

Thymus vulgaris

Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Thyme” “English thyme” “common thyme” “wild thyme” Plant Type: Semi-evergreen subshrub or perennial Conditions: Zone: 5-9 Light: Full sun only Exposure: Sheltered, may require some winter protection Soil: Sandy-gravely soil, no clay Moisture: Well drained – dry, drought tolerant but enjoys some watering Aesthetic: Plant Size: 6-12″ H &… Continue reading Thymus vulgaris

Annual · Biennial · Edible · Herb Garden

Ocimum basilicum

Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum Family: LAMIACEAE Common names: “Basil” “sweet basil” Plant Type: Annual or biennial Conditions: Zone: 2-11 Light: Full sun best – part shade Exposure: Sheltered Soil: Fertile cultivated soil Moisture: Evenly moist well drained Aesthetic: Plant Size: 1-2′ H & W Leaf and Stem shape: Fragrant tender lanceolate leaves Flower: White flowers, cut off when… Continue reading Ocimum basilicum